ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2021) — Orlando Pride has signed midfielder Marisa Viggiano to a two-year contract with an option for an additional year, it was announced today.
“Marisa has been excellent from the first day she came to Orlando. She is an inspiration to all young soccer players that wish to follow their dreams of becoming a professional player,” Orlando Pride Head Coach Marc Skinner said. “She possesses excellent technical skills and is a student of the game. She really has the ability to be a top player if she continues to work hard at her game and we’re excited for her to continue as part of the Pride.”
Viggiano, 23, served as the Pride’s leading goal-scorer throughout the NWSL Fall Series, finding the back of the net twice in four matches. The midfielder was one of four players to play every minute for the Pride in its four Fall Series matches, leading the side in passing accuracy at 80.82%.
A product out of Northwestern University, Viggiano was selected by the Pride at No. 30 overall in the 2019 NWSL College Draft. Through her rookie campaign, Viggiano appeared in 19 matches for the Pride, all of which were starts, scoring one goal with the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over Sky Blue FC on July 20.
In 2019, during a strong rookie campaign, Viggiano was selected to represent the United States at the U-23 level for the 2019 Nordic Tournament. Viggiano appeared in two of the U.S. WNT’s three matches en route to the nation’s tournament victory.
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