Kaka displays enduring class with sublime free kick

Orlando City captain Kaka offered a reminder of his class by curling home a free kick in a preseason friendly against NASL side Jacksonville Armada on Saturday.

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Orlando City leaned on Kaka for most of its inaugural season. The former FIFA World Player of the Year shouldered the burden willingly on and off the field. His displays paved the way for a Brazil recall and reinforced his enduring ability to alter games in MLS.

Those qualities once again rose to the fore in a preseason friendly against NASL side Jacksonville Armada on Saturday.

Kaka opened the scoring just after the half-hour with a curling, precise free kick from 25 yards. Watch:

The goal did not prove enough to prevent Orlando City from slipping to a 2-1 defeat, though.

Haiti defender Mechack Jérome equalized with another stunning free kick after 48 minutes: