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SBI MLS Player of the Week: Kaka

Photo by Reinhold Matay/USA Today Sports
Photo by Reinhold Matay/USA Today Sports

Orlando City SC could not have asked for a better 2016 debut from its Brazilian star.

Kaka scored once and recorded two assists en route to helping Orlando City SC take down 2015 MLS Cup champions Portland Timbers, 4-1, at the Citrus Bowl. His performance, which was his first appearance of the season, earned him honors as SBI MLS Player of the Week.

Recovering from a thigh injury, the 33-year-old attacker played his first 80 minutes of the 2016 season on Sunday. He had an immediate impact on the club, assisting the first two goals in the first half before scoring the third goal of the match minutes into the second interval.

Kaka beat out Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey, Real Salt Lake playmaker Joao Plata, New England Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth and Columbus Crew winger Justin Meram for this week’s SBI MLS Player of the Week honors.

What do you think of Kaka’s performance? Which player stood out the most to you in Week 5?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Ricky was absolutely fantastic. He was near unstoppable. But his best play of the night won’t show up on the box score. Handing the ball to Kevin Mollino on the penalty was the ultimate goodwill gesture and sign of true professionalism. That was really cool to see because he knew exactly what it meant for Mollino.


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