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Marta is back! Marta Vieira da Silva returns to Orlando Pride

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Under this new contract, Marta will play with the Orlando Pride through 2024.

Brazilian soccer player Marta Vieira da Silva will return to the Orlando Pride this year.

Da Silva has signed a two-year deal to return to the women’s soccer team as a forward through the 2024 season.

Her 2022 season with the team was cut short due to an ACL injury.

This will be the 36-year-old’s seventh season with the team.

“The club and community have become my family here in the United States, so it makes me smile knowing I will get to continue as part of that,” she said in a statement.

Marta, as she’s called by fans, is one of the most-decorated players on the team.

She’s the only woman to be named FIFA World Player of the Year six times, and the only player to win five in a row. She’s also a two-time silver medalist at the Olympics.

At the Orlando Pride, she's made 84 appearances and recorded 27 goals and is a special Goodwill UN Ambassador for women and girls in sport.

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter at WMFE. You can hear her reporting on a daily basis on the station. She also fills-in as a host during the morning and afternoon drive times. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and Vox. Danielle is originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan and is a graduate of both the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. In her free time, she enjoys playing her guitar, writing fiction, and cooking.
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