Orlando City SC Designated Player Kaka will make his debut for Sao Paulo FC on Sunday, receiving his first minutes of action on his extended loan spell, the club announced on its official website on Friday.
Kaka was loaned to Sao Paulo – where he began his career – by Orlando City after completing his move from AC Milan, as he attempts to maintain his form and match fitness ahead of the club's 2015 MLS expansion season. Kaka is the second DP signed for the 2015 season to go on loan, as New York City FC's David Villa will do the same at Australia's Melbourne City. No decision has been made yet on what new NYCFC DP Frank Lampard will do ahead of his MLS debut next season.
Kaka, the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year and 2002 World Cup winner, will take to the field against Goias in Sao Paulo's 12th game of the Brazilian Serie A campaign. The club is in a five-way tie for third place with 19 points. Kaka's last game was with AC Milan was on May 18 in the season finale against Sassuolo.