Brazilian midfielder Kaka, preparing for life at MLS newcomers Orlando City, looks set to be joined at the franchise by a US international.
Currently on the books of Stoke City, Brek Shea looks set to cut short his disappointing English Premier League adventure in the coming weeks with reports today suggesting that the left winger will head back to his native USA in favor of regular first team football.
Shea is already familiar with the set up at Orlando City having spent a period this summer training with the Lions and it appears he has done enough to secure a permanent move.
Premier League experiment
Shea arrived in the EPL in 2013 in a deal worth £2.5 million but has failed to impress at Stoke - spending time on loan in the Championship in recent times.
Once deemed one of the nation's top prospects, Shea has seen his career stagnate in recent times. Now 24, the midfielder has made just three appearances for parent club Stoke City, adding a further 14 during spells with Barnsley (8 appearances), and most recently Birmingham City (4 appearances).
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With his loan deal at Birmingham having ended on December 13 however it looks like Shea is returning to the league in which he achieved All-Star honors during time with FC Dallas.
Whilst his time in England may not have proved successful, Brek Shea will certainly add a touch of class to the Orlando City set up.
The Lions are preparing to make their MLS bow in 2015 and while they boast the likes of Kaka on their books, at present their roster remains largely dearth of star quality.
Shea has the ability to be a match winner should he regain the form which saw him rack up 19 goals and 14 assists in just 78 starts for Dallas. His home grown status meanwhile allows Orlando City to acquire further foreign talent while bringing in Premier League experience.
He also has 24 caps for the USMNT and will be looking to break back into the squad on his return to native shores.