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Orlando City indicates: We will sign 'Brazilian Beckham'

Orlando City SC has revealed it will sign a 'Brazilian Beckham' when they gain a Major League Soccer license.

The USL Pro-League outfit is seeking expansion into MLS before 2020 and are planning to bring a Brazilian Designated Player with them.

Club president Phil Rawlins made a presentation on Tuesday morning as the Lions pursue $20million of funding for a soccer-specific stadium in Orlando and included the potential signing of a player who they expect to have the same effect on the league as David Beckham had with the LA Galaxy.

Rawlins said: "The market is proven. Orlando deserves a second major league franchise, and we can bring it here."

His presentation also included plans to sign a known Brazilian player for the team's eventual MLS launch.

Early reports suggest that the player in question could be Real Madrid midfielder Kaka who has already visited Oralndo City's training ground and met with club owner Flavio augusto da Silva.

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