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Kaká hoping former teammate Iker Casillas joins MLS

Kaká wants his old teammate Iker Casillas to join him in MLS, with the Orlando City star telling a Spanish outlet on Tuesday that he’d like the Porto goalkeeper to move to the States. 

Kaká and Casillas played together at Real Madrid from 2009-2013. The Brazilian midfielder told Cadena Cope on Tuesday that he thinks the longtime Spanish international is interested in MLS, but that he’d like to stay with Porto – where he moved last summer after leaving Real Madrid – for a little while longer. 

“I would like Casillas to come [to MLS] next year, but he told me he wants to stay in Portugal and play a little bit,” Kaká said.

“He’s still a great name in world football and I think he likes the idea of coming to play here.” 

Casillas has long been rumored to be interested in coming to MLS. The 34-year-old ‘keeper has had a legendary career on both the club and international levels, winning five La Liga titles and three Champions League crowns with Madrid and leading Spain to the 2008 and 2012 European Championships and 2010 World Cup titles. 

Kaká, who recently played a role in bringing longtime friend Julio Baptista to Orlando, and the Lions will return to action on Sunday, when they host the Portland Timbers at the Citrus Bowl (8 pm ET; FS1).