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Kaka Has Verbal Agreement to Join Orlando City In MLS Next Year, Says Source

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Brazilian maestro Kaka has a verbal agreement to join Orlando City in MLS next year, says Spanish newspaper AS. And AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has confirmed that Kaka can leave the club on a free transfer if AC Milan fail to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

Milan currently sit in 11th position in Serie A, so UEFA Champions League qualification looks doubtful given the Italian club’s current run of form under head coach Clarence Seedorf.

Galliani said,

“Kaká has a contract until 2015. If we don’t make the 2014/15 Champions League, he has the option to leave. We hope he doesn’t. He’ll decide, not us.”

Orlando, who will make its MLS debut in the spring of 2015, has a large population of Brazilians in addition to the thousands of Brazilians who travel to Orlando every year on vacation.

Meanwhile, Orlando City Soccer Club President Phil Rawlins had this to say about the potential move, on Twitter:

According to AS, “Orlando City is the newest MLS franchise and was bought by Brazilian billionaire Flávio Augusto da Silva. The magnate has a long-standing personal and professional friendship with Kaká, and on Saturday revealed via his Facebook account that there will soon be “big news at Orlando City.”

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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4 Responses to Kaka Has Verbal Agreement to Join Orlando City In MLS Next Year, Says Source

  1. goatslookshifty says:

    Of course he does. He’s way past his prime. Fitting that it’s Florida where all the retirees go.

  2. Iancransonsknees says:

    He’s coming to Stoke on loan in the off season ;-)

  3. Patrick says:

    While I don’t mind bigger name guys finishing up in the MLS. Players like him make me worry. He’s already had massive injury problems and he’s going to move to a league that’s more physical than any league he’s already played in.

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