Orlando City’s Ricardo Kaka talks about life in the MLS

The 2007 Ballon d’Or winner Ricardo Kaka is a very accomplished footballer as the Brazilian player has manager to lift major pieces of silverware with Ac.Milan as well as with Real Madrid.


After making his name known in European football, Kaka opted to compete in the MLS as he joined Orlando City on July of 2014.

It has been almost 3 years since Kaka joined the MLS and the Brazilian performer has recently stated that he is still getting used to football in the United States as he has also had to serve as a teacher for some of his teammates that have displayed bad habits.

“I had to change a lot. Sometimes I want to participate in the game more, so I have to go back to our defenders to get the ball. Or I have to wait to get the ball because the midfielders cannot get the ball to me because the lines are so close but now, in two years, I’ve been working on that, to be more calm, and wait for the right moment. There are some games where I have to run and run and then wait for the right moment. A lot of games in the last two years, I get impatient’’

Most of the players, they listen, but sometimes it’s difficult to change habits, because most of them have a lot of bad habits. Sometimes it’s not easy to change that, but every day, every training, repeating the exercises, I say, ‘It may be boring, but I think it works.’ We repeat the same thing a lot of times; this is the way to change some habits.”

This was the response from Ricardo Kaka as he talked about his time in the MLS during a recent interview. The Brazilian said that he has also had to adapt to the football style of the American League as well as have to play in a more patient and conservative way