By MIKE GRAMAJO
Orlando City Soccer Club head coach Adrian Heath is ready to coach anyone, even if that includes a former FIFA World Player of the Year.
While the club has a year to go before entering Major League Soccer in 2015, speculation regarding their first Designated Player rose on Tuesday. Whether it’s AC Milan’s Ricardo Kaka or a European star, Heath said anything is possible.
“The way Kaka is playing at this minute, he’s playing out of his skin. Looks like he’s newly alive back in Milan,” Heath told SBI. “He’ll always be mentioned because his relation with owner Flavio Augusto Da Silva.
“If we could do that deal, I’m sure he would and it would be great for our Brazilian contingency here.”
Kaka’s deal with the Italian giants runs out in the summer of 2015, leaving his future after Milan up on the air. However, his close relationship with Lions majority owner Flavio Augusto Da Silva could potentially trigger a move to MLS’ newest franchise.
“The club always said they will bring a key marquee player, whether that’s Kaka or another big Brazilian name or European name, we will have to wait,” said Heath. “I know it’s proven for him (Kaka) since he’s been incredible in the last few weeks, he’s getting fit again after a bad time of injuries.”
Currently, the 31-year-old midfielder has four goals in six appearances in all competitions, three of which have came in his last five Serie A matches.
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