The Special Olympics World Games is set to take place in Los Angeles from July 25 – August 2. Team USA’s soccer team is currently in Orlando, training at Disney World. As is and long-standing tradition, if you kick a soccer ball within 50 miles of Disney World, Kaká is sure to appear in a puff of purple smoke, accompanied by a multitude of angels singing his name.
I don’t know if gambling on the Special Olympics is available or legal, but now is the time to find out. It would be smart to take note of which players actually got to make contact with Kaká, as that man has all sorts of direct contact with heavenly figures, and touching his hand is probably like having your feet washed by Jesus himself. Those players are going to dominate the World Games.
Omar Gonzalez, Gyasi Zardes and A.J. DeLaGarza of the LA Galaxy – who are in town to face Orlando City tomorrow afternoon – also stopped by to say hello to the soon-to-be champs. As their connections to any high-ranking deities is unclear, it doesn’t appear that their presence was as meaningful, as illustrated by the OCSC social media department. In one tweet, they were only mentioned as “a handful of LA Galaxy players” and in the other, they were mentioned, but not pictured, and DeLaGarza was left out completely. Probably didn’t have enough caps with the U.S. men’s national team to get in on the tweet.
Even at a photo-op for a good cause, Orlando City chose to be slightly petty to their opponent. That’s the sign of a club with real ambition. They’re going places. Congrats to them and the kids of Team U.S.A.