Orlando City SC Aiding Puerto Rico in Charity Match

The MLS regular season is officially over. Ricardo KaKa has officially announced that he will not return to Orlando City SC as a player going forward. But with the large Spanish ethnicity in all of Florida, Orlando City SC decided to do a charity match against The Puerto Rican National Team. The team will also donate all ticket sales to aid Puerto Rico’s recovery from the recent hurricanes.

This match is mainly to raise money, and show support to our sister country in Puerto Rico. But this match also holds a lot of weight, and the list of reasons are below:

Farewell KaKa
This is the final match for Ricardo Kaka. While it is a bittersweet taste, it was a pleasure altogether. The Lions have been able to play without him, due to injury or fatigue, in recent years. Yet who will be the major face going forward? This game will not only be a relief fund for Puerto Rico, but also the final stop on Kaka’s Farewell Tour.

Future Face of Franchise
With KaKa on the way out, the Lions are looking for someone to step up and be the new face. While most believe it will be Cyle Larin or Dom Dwyer, do not be surprised if Joe Bendik is the new face. Bendik is becoming the reason Orlando is winning so many games, with his outstanding goalkeeping skills.

Playoffs or Bust
With the lineup bound to change during the off-season, this is the team for the Lions to build for next year. While most fans love supporting the Lions, the same majority are growing impatient and looking for some success. Do not be surprised if the Lions do not make the playoffs next year.  Also, major changes may come to the coaching staff afterward.

Orlando City Soccer Club is doing an amazing service.  Assisting the sister country of Puerto Rico. The support of Florida is outstanding! While the Puerto Rico National Team will most likely come away with a loss, this match will be an amazing tribute and service to the relief of Puerto Rico!

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