Orlando City Faces Tough Decisions Ahead Of Saturday’s Primetime Game At Citrus Bowl
By Lucas Casás // July 8, 2015
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – It’s something he hoped he wouldn’t have to do, but the time has come for Adrian Heath to plan for life without Kaká – for one week, at least.
The team elected not to appeal Kaká’s red card – earned just before halftime of Saturday’s game at Real Salt Lake – and will be without their captain for this weekend’s game at home against FC Dallas. The question now becomes how to replace, or rather just make up for being without, such a dynamic player.
“Obviously I’ve got a few decisions to make; whether we keep the same shape, whether we tweak the formation. We’re down to our bare bones at the moment,” said Heath after training on Tuesday.
Missing Kaká opens up a huge hole in the midfield and Heath has limited options to fill it.
Players he would normally be able to put in his place (Pedro Ribeiro, Lewis Neal, Eric Avila) are already filling in for Cyle Larin and Darwin Cerén who are away on Gold Cup Duty (and square off against each other on Tuesday night) and the injured Kevin Molino, among others.