Orlando City's Kaka will not play in Sunday's game against Sporting Kansas City

Ping: Lions midfielder will not play in MLS game at Citrus Bowl


ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 Sports Director David Pingalore has learned through Orlando City sources that Lions midfielder Kaka will not play in Sunday's Major League Soccer game against Sporting Kansas City at the Citrus Bowl.

The team's leader is listed as a game time decision, according to Pingalore, but it has been confirmed by Pingalore's sources that Kaka's injury that he suffered during his call up with Team Brazil is too much to overcome.

It was last weekend that Kaka injured himself during a two-game International friendly hiatus.

Earlier this week, Orlando City GM Paul McDonough showed frustration with the injury to his $7 million designated player.

"We are incredibly disappointed with this recent development for Kaka and for our fans," McDonough said. "He has played 25 games for us so far this season, over 2,100 minutes, without any major issues or concerns. To the contrary, he undergoes one training session and match with the Brazilian national team and he is injured."

Orlando City midfielder Darwin Ceren is listed as a game time decision. The Lions will have to deal without Kaka for the second straight weekend. It certainly does not help their playoff chances as they are currently winless in the last six games.