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'Kaka' named to USL-1 Team of the Week

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We're hearing that Miami FC defender Cristiano "Kaka" Dias has been named to the USL-1 team of the week after the Blues split their two home matches over the weekend, beating Montreal Friday but losing to Rochester Sunday.

Dias, the 22-year-old Brazilian formerly of Sao Carlos Futebol Clube, et al., has helped limit opposition to four total goals in three matches thus far this year.

The Blues should be nearly at full-strength when they return to the pitch Saturday against Charleston, general manager Luiz Muzzi said Tuesday. Diego Serna will be back from his one-game red-card suspension, and Leo Inacio Nunes is expected to play after missing last Sunday's match with a hamstring injury.

Cuban defectors Pedro Faife and Reinier Alcantara are not expected to make their debut until Miami FC's May 16 match against first-place Carolina, Muzzi added.