Five-time FIFA World Player of the Year Marta has signed a deal to join NWSL team Orlando Pride.
According to Wahl, Alex Leitao—the Brazilian CEO of the Pride—said:
As soon as Orlando City decided to bring women’s soccer to the city and acquire an NWSL franchise, the Pride, I thought it was important to have a player with the quality of Marta.
In my opinion, Marta is the greatest player of all time.
Rosengard agreed to terminate the player's contract, allowing her to sign a two-year deal in the United States' professional women's soccer league, per Stile (h/t Wahl).
Orlando coach Tom Sermanni expressed his delight at acquiring the superstar talent: "Just bringing Marta into the environment immediately lifts everybody player-wise. From a playing perspective, she's still a world-class player, as simple as that. To bring her here is a huge statement."
Marta's move to Orlando Pride means she'll be close to compatriot and Brazil men's national team legend Kaka, who plays for Orlando City in MLS.
The 31-year-old has played in the U.S. before, previously turning out for the Los Angeles Sol, FC Gold Pride and Western New York Flash.
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