Orlando City FC is hoping to join the MLS in 2015, if everything goes according to plan. If that all happens, the team could make a splash in to the top American soccer league by signing Brazalian midfielder Kaka, who currently plays for Real Madrid. Conveniently, Kaka’s contract with Real Madrid expires in 2015, just in time to join the team when they enter the MLS.
Orlando City FC manager Adrian Heath appears very confident that this plan will fall in to place, so it should be exciting for the team’s potential fan base.
“If we reach the MLS in 2015, Kaka will most likely play with us. I believe it is very possible to get him here,” Heath said, via TV network WFTV 9.
“You don’t have to be Einstein to work out that his contract ends right around the same time we expect to be in the MLS. It would be unbelievable for our club. If Kaka is playing in the American league, it means we will have been accepted.”
The Brazilian has strong ties to Orlando City SC thanks to his representation, Octagon Sports, which also serves as an adviser to Brazilian entrepreneur Flavio Augusto da Silva, who will be the team’s primary owner if they are accepted in to MLS.
Kaka coming to the MLS would be huge for the league and it would help Orlando City SC generate a lot of interest as they splash in to Major League Soccer, but let’s not act like this is the same player that he was a few years ago.
While the name will draw fans, Kaka is past his prime and he won’t be able to contribute like he once did.
On a positive note for Orlando City SC, Kaka could attract other players to join the squad as they look to make their presence felt in the MLS.