Black Friday Is Almost Here!
The Inventory team is rounding up deals you don’t want to miss, now through Cyber Monday. Click here to browse!

Flipped Fortune

Illustration for article titled Flipped Fortune

Leah Lynn Gabriela Fortune, a 17-year-old Brazilian soccer player born to American parents, is catching national attention in Brazil with her acrobatic soccer skills. The teen, who plays defense for Team Chicago in the under-20 league, hurls missile throws after launching herself with a flip. Although Fortune didn't know Portuguese when she was scouted in 2006, she says that she enjoys Brazilian women's dedication and skill in soccer: "These girls are phenomenal, they treat football with a passion that I've never experienced in the United States." [AFP]

Advertisement

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

morninggloria
Erin Gloria Ryan

That passion that women in the US are not applying to football, they are applying to Twilight.