With Orlando City SC calling a news conference for 7PM (UK time), Lions captain Kaká officially announced he won’t be renewing his contract with the club beyond 2017.
Speaking at the conference, Kaká said: “As you all know my contract with Orlando City ends this year. My final decision is not to renew.
Propelling Orlando City SC to new global heights after signing for City in July 2014, the capture of one of the world’s most recognisable footballers undoubtedly put us on the map.
Missing out on the 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs by five points and the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs by a single point, Kaká will feel mightily frustrated at failing to steer the Lions past the regular season.
What could’ve been…
Enduring his most difficult campaign this year having only scored six goals in just 22 of 32 games played, you still cannot deny what Kaká the player, person and brand has done for Orlando City SC and soccer as a whole.
Thank you Ricky!
Lucky enough to meet the 2007 Ballon d’Or winner on two occasions in the flesh, we must say the 35-year-old was ever the classy professional he’s embodied over his entire 16-year playing career.
From the bottom of our hearts, Orlando City UK would like to thank Kaká for all of his contributions in the purple Orlando City SC jersey and wish him all the very best as he embarks on his next life chapter.
All the best Ricky!
Thanks for everything, Ricky! 👏🏽
All the best! 👍🏽 pic.twitter.com/J3bUIkeDt2
— Orlando City UK (@Orlando_CityUK) October 11, 2017