Kaku is playing with Al-Taawoun in Saudi Arabia. (Photo courtesy of the Red Bulls)

Kaku might not be smiling when he hears about an arbitrator’s ruling about which team the midfielder should be playing for these days.

It was announced Saturday that the arbitrator claimed that the Red Bulls’ contract was still in force.

Kaku joined Al-Taawoun in Saudi Arabia at the beginning of February.

At the time, the Major League Soccer club claimed the Paraguayan international’s contract was still property of the team after exercising its option for the 2021 season.

“We are pleased with the arbitrator’s finding that MLS’ unilateral option was effectively exercised by New York Red Bulls sporting director, Denis Hamlett, and that a valid contract exists between Kaku and Major League Soccer through December 31, 2021,” the Red Bulls said in a statement. “With this decision, we now look forward to seeking further resolution, and will provide updates when appropriate during that process.”

To be continued.