Middlesbrough's Seb Hines joins Kaka at new MLS side Orlando City
Last Updated: 24/02/15 9:05pm
Middlesbrough centre-back Seb Hines will join Brazilian great Kaka at new MLS side Orlando City.
Kaka has been appointed as team captain ahead of the team's first match at home to fellow MLS new boys New York City FC on March 8 at the Citrus Bowl.
"Kaka has demonstrated great leadership both on the field and in the locker room since the start, and the other players have naturally looked to his guidance throughout pre-season, so he was the natural pick to skipper the club," Orlando coach Adrian Heath – the former Everton striker - said.
The 32-year-old played for AC Milan from 2003 to 2009 and again last season around a four-year stint at Real Madrid.
He was a World Cup winner with Brazil in 2002 and won the Champions League with Milan in 2007 as well as the Spanish title with Real in 2012 amongst other honours.
Hines, meanwhile, joins Orlando City from Middlesbrough on loan, with an option to extend.
The 26-year-old has scored four goals in 100 matches for Middlesbrough and has spent loan spells at Oldham and Coventry City.
"We're very pleased to have Seb join us," Heath said. "His experience will be very valuable for our team's competitive position in our first MLS season."
England youth international Hines will not occupy one of Orlando's foreign player slots as his father is American.