When Orlando City SC begins its inaugural season in Major League Soccer, former FIFA World Player of the Year and Brazilian star Kaká will be leading the team on the field as its captain.
Orlando City announced Kaká will wear the captain's band for the club's first season.
“Kaká has demonstrated great leadership both on the field and in the locker room since the start, and the other players have naturally looked to his guidance throughout preseason so he was the natural pick to skipper the club,” said head coach Adrian Heath in a statement.
“Ricky’s role will extend off the pitch as well, serving as the team’s liaison with the front office and coaching staff on all player-related concerns to ensure we provide the best possible environment for the players to train, develop and succeed personally and professionally,” Heath said.
The Lions are slated to begin their first MLS campaign against fellow expansion team New York City FC on Sunday, March 8, at the Orlando Citrus Bowl.
- Josh Sanchez