Kaka has been in the United States for under 24 hours, but the Brazilian midfielder is already endearing himself to the soccer loving American public.
Orlando City's newest signing believes that the United States Mens National Team's stint in Brazil won't end today and that they will beat Belgium later on tonight to reach the Quarter Finals.
2-1 Good Guys
The Lions first ever Designated Player was introduced to media earlier today and spoke about how he has been encaptured by the Stars and Stripes incredible efforts in Brazil. And Kaka believes the pattern of CONCACAF and South American sides starring in the Home of Football will continue with the USA.
"I've told everyone my prediction is a 2-1 win for the US," Kaka told FutbolMLS.com on Tuesday. "This World Cup has been special because I think all the teams from the Americas are surprising everyone."
The former AC Milan and Real Madrid playmaker, FIFA's World Player of the Year in 2002, has been mightily impressed by the size and passion of the US supporters at the World Cup and said the sport's growing profile in the States was a major factor in his decision to join Orlando.
"I think MLS is growing very fast," he said at his introductory press conference. "I know Americans are strongly supporting their team in the cup, but they can also support their local clubs."
Despite being in the US now, the 32-year old is set to move on loan to Sao Paulo for six months before joining up with his new teammates in the New Year before the 2015 MLS season, Orlando's first in Major League Soccer. Sao Paulo is the team where Kaka started off his career since the age of 12 and he will be welcomed back like a Prodigal Son by the teams fans.
The Lions meanwhile are on the hunt for more Designated Players - they have two spots remaining - and it is rumored that Kaka's former teammate at Milan and the Brazil national team Robinho is a target. Exciting times for OCSC fans for sure.