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Orlando Pride star Marta featured in Netflix Brazil ad for ‘The Umbrella Academy’

Orlando players Sydney Leroux (2) and Marta (10) greet fans before the Houston Dash at Orlando Pride game at Orlando City Stadium on. Houston won the game 2-1. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel)

It looks like Orlando Pride and Brazilian women’s national team star Marta’s “family” is a fictional family of superheroes.

Marta caused a stir on social media Tuesday morning when she posted she was going to dedicate herself to her family, leading some to believe she was going to leave Orlando’s NWSL side. A team spokeswoman confirmed Marta’s post had nothing to do with the Pride, and further clarification popped up Wednesday morning in the form of a Netflix Brazil ad.

A new show called “The Umbrella Academy” is streaming on Netlfix now. A one-minute ad for the show on Netflix Brazil’s Twitter page features Marta.

Netflix’s description for the show reads, “Reunited by their father’s death, estranged siblings with extraordinary powers uncover shocking family secrets — and a looming threat to humanity.”

Marta telekinetically controls a soccer ball in the ad and is the “No. 10” superhero in the family, which is fitting, considering Marta wears the No. 10 jersey. Marta played in 17 games (15 starts) for the Pride last season and scored four goals to go with four assists. Pro Soccer USA reported in October the Pride exercised Marta’s club option, bringing her back for a third season with the team. 

NWSL preseason training begins March 4.

See the ad here: 

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