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MLS summer transfer window opens, Marta up for Goal of the Week, U-20 USWNT beats Germany, and more!

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Happy Tuesday, Mane Landers. Orlando City is on hiatus, but we all needed a break. This season has been an emotional ride, hopefully it lasts into the playoffs. In the meantime, this is an opportunity to give more attention to the women. The Orlando Pride are approaching a pivotal portion of their schedule as well, and they will need all the support they can get. To the links...

Orlando City Resumes Training

Alicia DelGallo of the Orlando Sentinel provided an update on Orlando City as it got back to work following four days off for the squad. The MLS summer transfer window officially opened July 10, and will be open until Aug. 9. Head Coach Jason Kreis didn’t give any specifics regarding transfers, because we all know these type of transactions take time. But he spoke of his philosophy of building the squad methodically, so it will be set up for long-term success.

Kreis also acknowledged the squad’s inability to score goals weighs on the defense. He identified a need for players who are more “goal-dangerous.” Time will tell what that means for the rumored Juan Quintero pursuit, but his statistics don’t say he’s “goal-dangerous.”

Orlando City SC: No Fraud This Far Thanks to Paperless Tickets

Orlando City has the first stadium to exclusively use paperless tickets. So far, so good as through the first 10 home games, ticket fraud has completely been eliminated. Orlando City Stadium is next-level, but we already knew that. The rave reviews of the stadium are the gift that keeps on giving.

Why the Summer Transfer Window Will Have Lasting Impact on MLS

FourFourTwo broke down the potential implications of this MLS transfer window. Beyond player movement, there are Designated Player slots and allocation money to consider. Orlando City is mentioned as having to make decisions regarding Kaká, Antonio Nocerino, and Cyle Larin.

Marta, Camila, and Monica Called-Up for Brazil in Tournament of Nations

Pride players Marta, Camila, and Monica have been called up by their home country of Brazil to participate in the Tournament of Nations. The tournament takes place July 27 through Aug. 3 in the United States. The Pride don’t have matches scheduled during that tournament, as matches vs. the Chicago Red Stars bookend those dates on July 22 and Aug. 5, respectively.

Vote Marta for Goal of the Week, Bledsoe for Save of the Week

Marta’s second goal against the Washington Spirit was nominated for the NWSL Goal of the Week. Visit @NWSL on Twitter to vote. You can also vote for Aubrey Bledsoe’s 1-v-1 save against Tori Huster for NWSL Save of the Week.

USWNT Players in NWSL Week 12: What?

Stars and Stripes FC recapped USWNT players’ club performances for Week 12 of NWSL action. Of course, the Orlando Pride’s Alex Morgan and Ali Krieger were included. But no one should want to relive the agony of giving one away by getting tied on a penalty in the 88th minute.

USWNT U-20s Rally to Beat Germany

The U-20 USWNT rallied from a goal deficit to grab a 2-1 win over the U-20 Germany women’s squad.

ESPN’s Presentation of UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 Kicks off July 16

UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 kicks off Sunday July 16 from the Netherlands. The games will be available on the ESPN app with the final on Aug. 6 airing on ESPNU.

All 31 matches of UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 will air live on the ESPN networks, with the group stage, quarterfinals and semifinals streaming on ESPN3 and the ESPN app, with the final airing from Enschede on ESPNU on Sunday, Aug. 6.

That’s all for this week. Until next time, stay up to date with the latest Orlando City news at The Mane Land.