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Marta: How Orlando landed another Brazilian soccer superstar

Marta: How Orlando landed another Brazilian soccer superstar

A collective sigh of relief came from the Orlando City Soccer Club offices Friday when the signed contract came through.

Marta Vieira da Silva, more commonly known simply as Marta – Brazilian national team soccer superstar and five-time FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year — officially was heading to Orlando to play for the Pride

“It was a unique opportunity to get, in my opinion, the best player ever to have played the game. But of course, it’s not a simple and easy process,” Orlando City CEO Alex Leitão said.

“Since the beginning, when we brought the Pride to Orlando, we always had an intention to bring Marta with us for all the reasons in the world: for what...

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