Orlando City Made A Great Choice With Ricardo Kaka

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Orlando City is about to join the MLS as of next season after playing in the USL Pro League since its inception. Orlando is known to many as a vacation destination and nothing more but from next season, Orlando City will have within their ranks the former Brazil international and superstar Ricardo Kaka. The initiative taken on by this team is quite amazing. The team wants to be challenging for trophies within their first season and have made a statement by acquiring the services of Kaka. The team is not known by many but it will join New York City FC as the other team to join the MLS.

Kaka has shown his class all over the world for may years. He was the instrumental piece in AC Milan‘s successful period winning many trophies and lifting the team to higher heights. Kaka was a part of the Brazil team which lifted the World Cup in 2002. Kaka left AC Milan in 2009 signing for Real Madrid for 56 million pounds. He was criticized heavily for not being able to reproduce the form which he had at  Milan. After such a dismal spell at Milan, Kaka left and returned to Milan. Not having spent too much time in Milan after, he joined the ranks of Orlando City and went on to a loan spell at Sao Paulo until the commencement of the MLS season in March 2015.

With other teams such as NYCFC acquiring superstars, the strength of the league grows tremendously every year. I think that Kaka will be successful at Orlando City because not only does he have a vast wealth of experience but the talent of the once Brazilian superstar is still in him. If Orlando City can strike the perfect balance and compliment Kaka we may see them making great progress towards trophies in their first season in the league.

Daviel James is a soccer writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter @davieljames, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.