Orlando Metropolis signal free agent midfielder Felipe Martins

Orlando City sign free agent midfielder Felipe Martins

Orlando Metropolis have bolstered their midfield with the signing of free agent Felipe Martins, the membership introduced Tuesday.

Martins joins on a one-year contract, with Orlando holding the choice to increase his deal by the 2024 MLS season.

The 32-year-old spent the 2022 marketing campaign with Austin FC, notching one objective and three assists in 28 appearances (5 begins) because the Verde and Black completed second within the Western Convention.

“Felipe is a participant that now we have watched and revered for some time. As an 11-year veteran of our league, he’ll deliver wanted and useful depth, in addition to necessary expertise from his time in each MLS and at worldwide golf equipment,”  Luiz Muzzi, Orlando Metropolis’s govt vice chairman of soccer operations and basic supervisor, stated in a membership press launch.

“Getting a participant with Felipe’s skillset and management each on and off the pitch is a vital step towards our 2023 targets and we’re excited to have him with us in Orlando this season.”

Orlando turn out to be Martins’ sixth MLS staff, with the Brazilian having additionally loved spells with DC United, the Vancouver Whitecaps, New York Purple Bulls, and CF Montreal.

Martins received the 2015 Supporters’ Protect with the Purple Bulls, whereas he additionally lifted two Canadian Championships in Montreal. His arrival will supply important expertise and depth to the Orlando midfield ranks following the shock departure of Junior Urso.

The Lions completed seventh within the Jap Convention final season earlier than crashing out of the MLS Cup Playoffs within the first spherical. Nonetheless, they’ve certified for the Concacaf Champions League for the primary time after lifting the US Open Cup.

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