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Dublin: 12 °C Tuesday 15 October, 2019
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Kaka rolled back the years with this magnificent goal for Orlando last night

The Brazilian was on the score-sheet as his side racked up a 3-1 friendly win over West Brom in Florida.

Image: John Raoux/AP/Press Association Images

KAKA HAS HAD quite an impressive start to his MLS career. Since arriving in Orlando in the spring, he’s managed 9 goals in his 18 league games so far and added a further two assists.

The 33-year-old captain has had a substantial influence as the brand-new franchise currently occupies a play-off place and may sneak qualification to the post-season.

And last night, during a friendly with West Brom, the former AC Milan and Real Madrid star conjured a memorable moment.

Having gone behind to Callum McManaman’s 14th-minute strike, the hosts hit back just before the interval when Kaka powerfully charged towards goal, used his pace to evade one challenge before arrowing his shot to the far corner.

Source: Guga KakaTV/YouTube

Orlando added two more goals in the second-half and ran out 3-1 winners.

In temperatures of up to 28 degrees Celsius, Baggies boss Tony Pulis later revealed some of his players shed up to a stone in weight because of the intense heat.

Republic of Ireland international James McClean was involved on WBA’s left side and Pulis saying he was ‘pleased’ with the winger’s performance.

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