Ricardo Kaka’s future after this season was brought up during the club’s media day on Tuesday at Orlando City Stadium.
The Orlando City captain is on his last year of his contract, and slowly shifted the talks of an exit to Sunday’s home-opener against New York City FC.
“I don’t know, and I’m not thinking about that right now,” said the Brazilian star. “Now I’m thinking about the game that we have on Sunday, so I have a whole year to speak with the club, coach and everybody here to decide about my future. Now it’s not the moment to think about that.”
The 2007 Ballon D’Or winner signed with the Lions in 2014 as the first designated player for Orlando City. Since then, he’s gone on to score 18 goals in two seasons with the Purple Kits and become the integral figure for the organization.
While his future with Orlando City remains uncertain, Kaka said he’s more focused on winning and helping the club clinch a playoff spot instead of thinking about where he’s going to play next year.
“My goal this year is to win games,” he added. “With the last two seasons, we won 21 (games), so I think it’s not good enough for a team that wants to be a big team in this league. This year I want to win the most of the games that we can.”
The Lions host NYCFC on Sunday at Orlando City Stadium, and will broadcast on ESPN at 5 p.m.
(Photo by Victor Tan / New Day Review)