Today, Orlando City SC and Orlando Pride announced the creation of “Legends’ Terrace”, a permanent display at INTER&Co Stadium meant to l honor those who have “made a lasting impact in the two clubs’ history.”

As part of the Lions’ 10th season in Major League Soccer, Orlando City will honor Brazilian icon and the team’s first captain, Kaká, as the first-ever Legends’ Terrace inductee. The 2002 FIFA World Cup winner and 2007 Ballon d’Or winner will be celebrated at Legends Night: Kaká , a newly-announced theme night for the Lions’ match against D.C. United on July 6, with the legend inducted in front of the fans in a post-game ceremony.

“Long before our family became stewards of this great club, there were many who laid the foundation and built Orlando City to become what it is today. In unveiling this new addition to INTER&Co Stadium and celebrating our 10 years in Major League Soccer this season, there was no one more deserving than Kaká to be the first-ever inductee into our Legends’ Terrace. Kaká’s impact on the game, not just here in the City Beautiful but throughout the global soccer landscape, is one that will be felt for a very long time, and we are proud to permanently recognize his contributions and legacy as an Orlando City Lion. We look forward to celebrating him alongside our fans on July 6.”  

– WARK WILF, CLUB CHAIRMAN

Legends Night: Kaká is scheduled to take place 10 years and five days from when Kaká was announced as the team’s first Designated Player in front of a record-breaking crowd at downtown Orlando’s Wall Street Plaza on July 1, 2014. From Fan Zone to the end of the match, the evening will celebrate the famous Brazilian’s lasting impact on Orlando City and the greater Orlando community.  

Ahead of the match, fans will be able to enjoy a free concert from two-time Latin Grammy award-winner Jota Quest while reliving some of Kaká’s best moments in purple. The Jota Quest concert will take place in the Publix Mane Street Plaza starting at 5:30 p.m. Fans asked to RSVP to the event at the link HERE.  

Over his three seasons in the City Beautiful, Kaká totaled 78 appearances across all competitions, with 25 goals and 22 assists, with both ranking fourth all-time in Club history. Kaká was named an MLS All-Star in each of his three seasons in Orlando, in addition to being named the MVP in his first appearance in 2015. His final match in purple came on November 4, 2017, in the “Fuerza Puerto Rico” friendly, a charity match against the Puerto Rican national team that raised money to aid recovery efforts for the island following Hurricane Maria.  

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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