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, with great athleticism to cover ground as he keeps the ball moving quickly.
OUTSIDE MLS: After growing up in an academy in Brazil, Felipe made his professional debut in Italy, where he also holds citizenship. He then spent four years in Switzerland splitting time between FC Winterthur, FC Lugano, and FC Wohlen before transferring to MLS.