HOW ACQUIRED: Trade from Montreal on January 27, 2015.
Has been a full time starter every year of his MLS career brought into Montreal and then again to New York by Jesse Marsch fits perfectly in the central midfield. Has great athleticism to cover ground and keeps the ball moving quickly through the team.
OUTSIDE MLS: After growing up in an academy in Brazil he made his professional debut in Italy where he also holds citizenship. He then spent 4 years in Switzerland splitting time between FC Winterthur, FC Lugano, and FC Wohlen before transferring to MLS.