The Lions were granted the 21st MLS license during the week and immediately Rawlins indicated that the Brazil international of Real Madrid and AC Milan fame could be their marquee player in a little over 12 months' time.
"We've had discussions with Kaka," Rawlins said.
"He's very well known to the organization. We'll have to see what the next two years bring for him with the World Cup and AC Milan, but if he wants to come here, he'd be very very welcome.
"I know he loves Central Florida, his family loves it. We'll see."
Orlando City owner, Flavio Augusto da Silva, also suggested that Kaka could be the man to lead the Lions when they step into America and Canada's top flight.
"I believe that every team would like to have Kaka in their team, of course, Orlando City as well," da Silva said.
"But I cannot say Kaka because Kaka now is playing very well in Milan.
"Kaka is a great friend of mine. We already work together with my company in Brazil. But why not?
"The only thing I can say right now is that we're going to bring someone very, very special."
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