Kaka excited for American adventure


The former Real Madrid and Milan attacking midfielder penned a three-year deal with the newly-promoted Major League Soccer club, and is hoping his move will help increase the level of the sport in the United States.

“My expectation is that soccer is going to be the first sport in America,” said the 2007 World player of the Year.

“In Europe the players speak a lot to come to play in America.

“To other players I think I can show that the American league is a nice place to play.”

Although admitting to receiving a healthy salary from his new club, Kaka denied that the switch from his Serie A side was based solely on money.

“Yes, they're paying me good,” Kaka revealed. “I had to say this.

“But I had another opportunity to earn more than they are paying me here. So my decision is not about money.”

The 32-year-old believes it was the right time to make the move to America, and hopes to be able to contribute to the success of the league over a long period of time.

“I always think about long-term projects. I hope I can stay here in Orlando for a long while,” he said.

“This is the right moment for me because I'm not too old and not too young but I have the experience to come and give a lot of things to the league.”

Kaka will turn out for Brazilian club Sao Paolo on loan for the rest of the year before joining Orlando City for the start of their season.


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