Originally signing for the club in July 2014, Kaká is departing Central Florida without an MLS Cup or even MLS Cup qualification but a reputation for helping grow our club into a global brand.
— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) October 11, 2017
Scoring 24 MLS goals in three seasons as an Orlando City SC player, Kaká‘s influence has waned on the pitch but it cannot be underestimated what he’d done for our team and Major League Soccer as a whole.
Arriving in Orlando as one of the world’s most recognisable footballers and a former Ballon d’Or winner at that, Kaká always boasted the ability to turn heads.
A quality footballer and person too, it was certainly a thrill to call Kaká a member of our team since his incredible unveiling on a bustling Church Street back in 2014.
Shortly before the announcement, Orlando City UK polled Orlando City SC supporters on what Kaká‘s decision would be.
— Orlando City UK (@Orlando_CityUK) October 11, 2017
Overwhelmingly, the majority believed he would retire so it will be interesting to see what the near future holds for Kaká the player and whether he will stay in MLS.
With the Orlando City SC Twittersphere reacting to today’s news right now, Orlando City UK gathered some of the best murmurings…
Kaka leaving Orlando has killed me a little inside… 😭
— Nathan Green (@NathanGreen__) October 11, 2017
— christine taylor (@xtinewilcox) October 11, 2017
He deserved to go out on top.
He deserved a shot at the Cup.
He deserved better than this.
— Purple Pride Army (@PurplePrideArmy) October 11, 2017
Leitao says club will do something special for Sunday’s Orlando City game versus Columbus.
— Mike Gramajo (@byMikeGramajo) October 11, 2017
Best of luck @KAKA. Thanks for the great memories and for helping this Club so much.
— Glaine Babbert (@EddieTheCommish) October 11, 2017
I still say…a little less drama and a better supporting cast and Kaka would have had a very different MLS legacy. Sad. I will miss him. 💜
— anakenn (@anakenn) October 11, 2017
— ⒶMK. 🇮🇲 (@AMK_300) October 11, 2017
— Moraima Diaz (@Moraima_4) October 11, 2017
— Ryan Giachetti (@RyanGiachetti95) October 11, 2017
Kaka opted not to sign 1-year contract offer. Was significant decrease. Will be interested to see how much budget OCSC has for that DP spot.
— Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) October 11, 2017
Can only go up for OCSC though. 2018 will be good to rebuild
— Arielle Castillo (@ariellec) October 11, 2017
I stood in this room less than 24 hours ago. Today, our biggest signing in club history announced his departure. Unreal. pic.twitter.com/W3i87xgPJ6
— PanicAtTheCitgo (@XanderRich) October 11, 2017
What intrigued me was he said my first cycle is done possible return in future as coach or management?
— Justin (@J_Bone007) October 11, 2017
may not be all bad, massive contract gone that can be invested in younger players, better in the long run
— Harry Cater (@HarryCater1210) October 11, 2017
— Glenn franklin (@Glenn_fra) October 11, 2017