NWSL’s Orlando Pride sign Brazilian star Marta

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The Orlando Pride have signed five-time FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Marta to a multi-year deal.

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The deal for one of the game’s biggest stars had been rumored weeks before the Pride made it official Friday.

“Marta’s resume speaks for itself. She is not only the best player in the world, she is a player that fills one of our biggest needs on the field,” Orlando City general manager Niki Budalic said. “Our goal this offseason was to evaluate our first year’s performance and give the Pride the best tools for success in 2017 and forward.”

Known by just her first name, Marta Vieira da Silva has scored 106 goals in 109 international appearances with the Brazilian national team. She has the most Women’s World Cup goals with 15. She has 10 Olympic goals, tying her for third on the career list with former U.S. star Abby Wambach.