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Editorial | Júnior Urso Didn't Think Twice About Joining City

Orlando is renowned as a home of mice, gators, and Lions.

They’re going to have to make room for a Bear.

Júnior Urso, most recently found patrolling center midfield for Brazilian powerhouse Corinthians, was unveiled as Orlando City’s newest signing on Monday. The Portuguese “Urso” literally translates to “bear” in English. The midfielder received the moniker while on trial for a club in his home country; when he opted to wear his hair out rather than in his trademark braids, a teammate branded him “Urso” and the name stuck. For Urso, it’s not just a nickname.

“When someone calls me Bear I feel stronger,” Urso said in Portuguese in his introductory interview.