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Intersection: Orlando City Soccer Season Off To A Roaring Start

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Orlando City Soccer has just signed Brazilian soccer star Marta (in blue) to the Orlando Pride. Photo: Johnmaxmena, via Wikimedia Commons

Orlando City Soccer club founder Phil Rawlins said the new stadium in Orlando’s Parramore neighborhood would make a big difference to the team: something to protect, and something for the players to feel proud of.

That prediction seems to be coming true with the Lions winning three straight home games. Meanwhile, the Pride have just signed Brazilian star Marta.

Orlando Sentinel reporter Alicia DelGallo says Marta is just the player the team, and the fans, need. DelGallo joins us to talk about the start of the season and look at what’s ahead for the club

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Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »