UPDATE: JACKLYNE RAMOS, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR ORLANDO CITY SOCCER CLUB ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:
“I believe you may be misunderstanding his comments. Kaka has one more year left in his three-year contract with Orlando City, which began for the inaugural 2015 season. That is what he was talking about. No decisions have been made beyond this. Kaka is focusing on the offseason and getting ready for 2017 in our new soccer stadium, opening for this upcoming season.”
Orlando City team captain Ricardo Kaká (also known as Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite) made a recent announcement that he would be leaving Orlando once the 2017 season was over, according to Orlando City Soccer news site, The Maneland (Website).
Kaká let slip that 2017 would be his last year in Orlando while on a Brazilian TV show, Desimpedidos (Facebook). Click the Maneland link above to see the translated dialogue from the show.
Kaká is the highest-paid soccer player in the United States, ever, with a salary of $7.2M a year.
Orlando City Soccer offices are closed for the holiday weekend, but we expect a statement from them soon.