Kaka scores first goal in Orlando City's new stadium


Pre-season or not, it was a special day for Kaka and Orlando City at their new stadium.

Opening the doors to the 25,500-capacity Orlando City Stadium on Saturday ahead of next week's MLS opener, star captain Kaka ushered in a new era.

Kaka scored the first goal at Orlando's new stadium - which features 49 permanent rainbow-coloured seats in honour of the victims killed in the mass shooting at a gay-friendly nightclub last year - as the club completed their pre-season with a 3-1 win over United Soccer League (USL) outfit Saint Louis FC.

In front of a small crowd, 2007 Ballon d'Or winner and former Real Madrid midfielder Kaka curled in a fifth-minute free-kick.

Team-mate Cyle Larin scored two goals to seal the friendly win.

Orlando open their 2017 MLS campaign at home to New York City on March 5.