Get Well Really, Really Soon, Ramona BachmannBy: Angela | April 14th, 2010
The first time I heard Ramona Bachmann’s name, someone referred to her as the “Swiss Marta.” I thought that maybe this was only because she played for Swedish top-team Umeå IK at the time, just like Marta, and is young, just like Marta, but still. Intrigued by the idea of a European player with such finesse and flair (sorry, Hannah Ljungberg), I looked her up. Now, I’ve never seen Bachmann play outside of YouTube clips, but even those are impressive—impressive enough to make me, as a Breakers fan, jealous of the Atlanta Beat. And especially this one, and not only for her sweet handling skills, but the fact that she’s occupying a space so white and minimalist:
Ramona was my first pick for my WPS Fantasy team, the Boston Fakers. Hey, if Boston can’t have her, “Fantasy” Boston will. She sat out for the Atlanta Beat last weekend courtesy of the flu, but let’s hope she’s healthy enough this weekend to make an appearance in Maryland when her team visits, and promptly defeats, the Washington Freedom. I’m thinking, like, three goals from you, Ramona, if that’s okay? Just sayin’—it’ll greatly help out my Fantasy League rankings.