Orlando City’s Kaká Named MVP At MLS All-Star Game, Tallies Goal and Assist

By  //  July 30, 2015

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It was a fantastic sight to see. Orlando City’s own Kaká wearing the captain’s armband and leading the MLS All-Star’s onto the pitch as they prepared to take on English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur in the 20th AT&T MLS All-Star Game. (Orlando City Image)

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – It was a fantastic sight to see. Orlando City’s own Kaká wearing the captain’s armband and leading the MLS All-Star’s onto the pitch as they prepared to take on English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur in the 20th AT&T MLS All-Star Game.

It hasn’t taken the Brazilian superstar long to make an impact in Major League Soccer, and it certainly didn’t take him long to make an impact on the pitch Wednesday night.

Wearing the number 22, which he wore during his time at Italian powerhouse AC Milan, Kaká’s presence was immediately felt on the pitch.

After a Hotspur handball in the box in the twentieth minute, Kaká stepped up to the spot and beat Michel Vorm to his right giving MLS the early lead.

Just moments later in the 23rd minute, a flick from Clint Dempsey found a charging Kaká on the right flank. He promptly drilled a superb pass to New York City FC’s David Villa who calmly finished to give MLS a 2-0 advantage.

MLS All-Star coach Pablo Mastroeni made sweeping changes at the half, replacing all eleven starters, including Kaká. The substitutes held strong defensively in the second half securing the 2-1 victory for MLS.

After the match, Kaká was named MLS All-Star MVP.

During the half, MLS also recognized the nominees for the MLS WORKS Wells Fargo Community MVP.

Orlando City’s own Nicole LaBosco was present for her work throughout the Orlando community.


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