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Brazil Star Marta Joins Orlando Pride

Five-time FIFA world player of the year Marta has joined US National Women’s Soccer League club Orlando Pride on a two-year deal.

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The 31-year-old Brazilian arrived on a free transfer, having parted ways with Sweden’s Rosengard earlier this year.

“We are incredibly proud to bring Marta to Orlando, and I am personally very excited as I have been a fan of her for many years,” Pride CEO Alex Leitao said in a statement. “Our technical team worked hard to add the best, most accomplished women’s soccer player in the world to the roster.

’s 2007 FIFA men’s world player of the year , who plays for Pride’s sister club Orlando City, congratulated his compatriot on the move.

“Welcome to the Orlando City family,”the former and midfielder wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of the pair.

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