Kaka welcomed him to the club Tuesday, and now Orlando City has announced that Julio Baptista has joined the MLS franchise.
Orlando City has confirmed the signing of former Brazil international Julio Baptista.
The 34-year-old had been strongly linked having a move towards the MLS franchise, and his former Sao Paulo teammate Kaka, who also plays for Orlando, welcomed him to the club by means of Twitter on Tuesday.
Baptista has represented the likes of Real Madrid, Arsenal and Sevilla in the course of his career and also the forward has been with no a club since leaving Brazilian side Cruzeiro in December.
"Julio is a robust, physical and tactical player who will offer us with extra depth and selections inside the forward positions," coach Adrian Heath told Orlando's official web-site. "We enjoyed possessing him train with us earlier this month, and are very pleased together with the selection to bring him on board full time."
Orlando City is third within the Eastern Conference with 5 points soon after three matches, following Friday's 1-0 win at New York City FC.