Kaka wins vote to captain MLS All-Stars against Tottenham
Last Updated: 21/07/15 11:34am
Kaka will captain the MLS All-Stars in their upcoming friendly match against Tottenham Hotspur on July 29 after more than 13,000 fans voted for the Brazil World Cup winner to skipper the side.
The former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder, now of newly-formed franchise Orlando City, secured the honour ahead of an impressive list of names, including former Premier League stars Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard - and former Spurs favourite Robbie Keane.
Over 13,000 supporters picked the 33-year-old to lead the team out against Spurs through the social media messaging application, Snapchat, in just 24 hours.
United States captain Michael Bradley was also amongst the names spurned by the fans in favour of Kaka.
Having also missed out on the captaincy Keane, who enjoyed two spells at White Hart Lane, scoring 80 goals in 197 appearances, will have to make do with a place in the 22-man squad, which also includes fellow ex-Tottenham frontman Clint Dempsey.
The Spurs squad will fly out to take on the MLS All-Stars, managed by former United States international Pablo Mastroeni, at Dick's Sporting Good's Park and manager Mauricio Pochettino could give runs out to new signings Kevin Wimmer, Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld as they step up preparations for the new season.