Portuguese Defender Signs New Two-Year Contract With Orlando City


Earlier today it was reported that MLS league outfits Orlando City has rewarded defender Rafael Ramos with a new two-year contract, with a “significant raise,” The new deal includes two option years for 2018 and 2019.

The Portuguese defender Ramos made $50,000 (the MLS minimum) in 2015, according to the numbers released by the MLS Players’ Union last fall. His pay raise will put him well above the MLS senior minimum, Tenorio notes.

Orlando city right-back started 24 of 25 games he appeared in for Orlando City last season, setting himself as one of the best young right backs in the league after joining the Lions from Benfica’s youth academy in the summer of 2014. And, while he did have some disciplinary issues, Ramos showed to be a great fit in Adrian Heath’s system, creating a problem for opposing teams up and down the right side.

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