Report: Orlando City, Kaka reach deal
Kaka has signed a deal to be Orlando City's first-ever designated player and will fly to Orlando on Monday, according to a report.
The Brazilian star recently finalized the contract, according to the Orlando Sentinel, and opted out of his deal with AC Milan. He agreed to a six-month loan with his home club, Sao Paulo and will join Orlando City for preseason training in January, the report said.
The 2007 Ballon d'Or winner is expected to arrive in Orlando on Monday evening, a source told the Orlando Sentinel. He will be introduced at a news conference on Tuesday at 10 ET, the report said, and will also join fans at the club's official watch party of the U.S. team's Round of 16 game versus Belgium on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.
The AC Milan midfielder, who won a World Cup with Brazil in 2002, missed out on a place in Luis Felipe Scolari's 23-man squad for the World Cup.