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Kaka rolled back the years in MLS last night and got one over on Patrick Vieira

A litany of high-profile stars were on display as Orlando faced NYC FC.

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HE MAY BE 34 years old now but Kaka showed last night that he’s not headed for the scrap-heap just yet.

The Brazilian scored twice for his Orlando City team as they conjured a crucial Major League Soccer win over Patrick Vieira’s New York City FC.

The three points keeps Orlando in the hunt for a play-off place.

Kaka – the highest paid player in MLS – opened the scoring after 32 minutes, delightfully racing clear of Jefferson Mena before finding the net at the second time of asking.

Source: New York City FC/YouTube

NYC FC – who started Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard and David Villa, responded with an equaliser ten minutes after the break before Kaka was hauled down in the area shortly after.

He stepped up himself to take the penalty and sent Josh Saunders the wrong way.

It was a disappointing result for Vieira and co.

Victory would’ve taken them to top spot in the Eastern Conference, as leaders Toronto were beaten by Canadian rivals Montreal.

But, NYC remain in second place – two points behind.

Orlando, meanwhile, are just a point outside a post-season place with eight games remaining.

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