Can the oft-injured attacking midfielder really make a difference for Orlando City? Well, he’s off to a promising start. Kaká, the 32-year-old Brazilian has started well, scoring two goals in his first four matches. His goal against the Montreal Impact showed he still has it.
The question for Kaká and Orlando City is can he stay healthy? Kaká has just one full season over his past four years and will, undoubtedly, be asked to do more than his fair share for the young team fraught with injuries.
Kaká is, arguably, the most decorated player the MLS has ever had. In fact, he is the last player to win the Ballon d’Or before Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo took over the prestigious award. Although it’s true that he’s no longer the player he was with AC Milan, he is still a class player and it shows.
Kaká will be more than just a goal scorer for Orlando City. The veteran center midfielder will serve as a field general and mentor to younger players. He is also a great influence on the players around him. In addition, he is genuinely a great human being and loved everywhere he goes. At Milan he became the club’s most popular player on a team loaded with legends. As to his contributions off the pitch, Kaká is well known for his humanitarian work and was named on of the world’s most influential people in 2008 and 2009. He is also the first athlete to pass the 10 million-follower mark on Twitter.
So, yes, Kaká can make a difference in Orlando. He will show flashes of brilliance on the pitch but will be the ultimate ambassador off the pitch for the City of Orlando. Orlando City is fortunate to have Kaká. So, sit back and enjoy!