Looks like Orlando City wasn't joking when they said they want Kaka because they've already had discussions with the former World Player of the year.
"We've had discussions with Kaká," club president Phil Rawlins told MLSSoccer.com yesterday. "He's very well known to the organization. We'll have to see what the next two years bring for him with the World Cup and AC Milan, but if he wants to come here, he'd be very very welcome. I know he loves Central Florida, his family loves it. We'll see."
Kaka's contract with AC Milan runs out in 2015, the same year Orlando City will join MLS, coincidence, huh? But majority owner/voice behind Orlando Flávio Augusto da Silva is holding off on making any major announcement because a deal isn't done for the Brazilian playmaker just yet.
"I believe that every team would like to have Kaká in their team, of course, Orlando City as well," da Silva said. "But I cannot say Kaká because Kaká now is playing very well in Milan. Kaká is a great friend of mine. We already work together with my company in Brazil. But why not? The only thing I can say right now is that we're going to bring someone very, very special."
Da Silva confirmed the search is on for a first Designated Player, but we all know who he wants.