Kaka win MVP | 2015 All-Star Game
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All-Star: Kaká wins AT&T MLS All-Star Game MVP after notching goal, assist in 2-1 win vs. Tottenham

Kaká has had quite the first half season in Major League Soccer.

The Brazilian star has been stellar for Orlando City SC, was voted by fans into the MLS All-Star Fan XI, wore the captain’s armband from the start of Wednesday’s AT&T MLS All-Star Game and – after notching a goal and an assist in the 2-1 win against English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur – picked up MVP honors for the midsummer showcase.

“It’s much more than I have expected,” he said after accepting the award in an on-field ceremony at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. “I’m so happy for this night. It’s not bad for my first All-Star. I hope the next years I can enjoy all the All-Star games.”

Kaká started and played the first half of Wednesday’s contest, opening the scoring in the 20th minute and assisting on David Villa’s game-winner in the 23rd. He buried a penalty kick to get the All-Stars on the board, powering his spot kick past Tottenham ‘keeper Michael Vorm and into the lower left corner after Nacer Chadli was whistled for a handling a Clint Dempsey corner.

The 33-year-old turned provider three minutes later, running onto a Dempsey flick in the right side of the area and driving a low ball across the face of goal that Villa redirected inside the left post from six-yards out.

Kaká was deferential while accepting the award, praising his All-Star teammates for beating a European side for the second straight year.

“We proved [MLS’s strength],” he said. “Congratulations to these guys, we played tonight an amazing game. Tomorrow, everybody will see in soccer news that the MLS team beat a very important European team in Tottenham. Thank you very much to all of the supporters here, and to everybody else, thank you.” 

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