Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Kaka signs with Orlando City for 2015 launch
by Paul Kennedy, July 1st, 2014 2:12PM

TAGS:  mls, orlando city


[MLS TRANSACTIONS] The strongest evidence that the soccer fever sweeping the country is not confined to the World Cup was evident on Monday night as hundreds of fans jammed Orlando International Airport to welcome Brazilian star Kaka, who signed with Orlando City, which will begin play in MLS in 2015.

The 32-year-old Kaka will move to MLS from AC Milan. Before Orlando City begins MLS play in 2015, he will play on loan to Brazil's Sao Paulo.

Orlando City will be only his fourth club in a career that began at Sao Paulo (2001-03) and took him to AC Milan twice (2003-09 and 2013-14) and Real Madrid (2009-13).

Kaka, winner of the 2007 Ballon d'Or, becomes the third winner of the award to sign with an MLS club after Lothar Matthaeus (1990) and Hristo Stoitchkov (1994).

He is close to Orlando City owner Flavio Augusto da Silva and has vacationed in the Orlando area in the offseason for many years.

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"Watching the MLS playoffs has been tremendously exciting. The games in the first round with the ...
Klinsmann: Nagbe is a 'great fit' for national team    
One of the standouts in the MLS playoffs has been Darlington Nagbe, who has helped the ...
What They're Saying: Didier Drogba    
"It's a different challenge [in MLS]. People think it's easy to play there. Believe me, it's ...
What They're Saying: Stocksbridge Park Steels chairman Allen Bethel    
"I can't believe what I've been seeing on Saturday nights. He's always on his own. Why ...
MLS: Sporting KC continues talks with five free agents    
Sporting Kansas City re-signed 12 of the 13 players it had options on -- all but ...
MLS: Orlando City declines option on Hall    
Stemming from the roster moves announced Wednesday, Orlando City SC may not look radically different in ...
MLS: Revs re-sign Kobayashi, send three to Portugal    
New England announced Wednesday it has renewed the options on 14 players, signed midfielder Daigo Kobayashi ...
Sacramento wants to show it's ready to roll    
While efforts by David Beckham's group to find land for a soccer stadium in Miami appear ...
Johnson scores again in Champions League    
Fabian Johnson scored in his second straight game for Borussia Moenchengladbach in the UEFA Champions League ...
USA names 20 for U-20 Women's World Cup qualifying    
Eight collegians and 12 youth club players comprise Coach Michelle French's roster for the U-20 Women's ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives