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If Brazilian superstar Marta scores this Sunday when her Orlando Pride hosts the North Carolina Courage (5pm ET), the goal would move her into a tie with Amy Rodriguez for fifth place on the all-time scoring charts for women's pro soccer in North America with 41.
Marta, who played three years in Women's Professional Soccer (2009-2011), amassed 39 goals in 57 games while playing for the Los Angeles Sol, Bay Area Pride and Western New York Flash.
Marta scored her first goal in the National Women's Soccer League last Sunday, a 73rd minute tally in a 1-1 road draw with FC Kansas City, which is Rodriguez's team. Rodriguez scored one goal for Kansas City earlier this season, before suffering a season-ending ACL tear. The U.S. National Team veteran played for the Boston Breakers and Philadelphia Independence in the WPS, scoring 15 goals over three seasons, and has registered 26 in the NWSL.
North Carolina's Jess McDonald scored her 33rd NWSL career goal against the Boston Breakers last Sunday, moving her ahead of former Seattle Reign midfielder Kim Little as the NWSL all-time leading scorer. McDonald has netted two goals this season putting her in a tie with the Chicago Red Stars' Christen Press for ninth on the all-time women's pro soccer list. Former Canadian star Charmaine Hooper is next up on the list, with 34 career goals.
The North American Soccer Guide 2017 includes a list of the all-time leading scorers in U.S. women's pro soccer history, as well as a complete section on the National Women's Soccer League.
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