The Vancouver Whitecaps have submitted an offer for FC Porto attacking midfielder Otavio, a source told MLSsoccer.com. The news was first reported by Sic Noticias, who added that AC Milan have also made an offer for the Brazilian. Otavio's contract expires in the summer and Vancouver have offered him a $5 million signing fee and a contract of $2 million per season.
Despite not yet having a firm deal in place with its players, Major League Soccer has announced plans for the upcoming season. The season will begin on April 3, more than a month later than last year’s February 29 start date. All 27 teams will play a customary 34-game regular season, the league announced, with the regular season concluding on November 7.
D.C. United and midfielder Felipe Martins have agreed to a one-year contract extension, keeping the player at the club through the 2021 season, with an option for the 2022 season. Martins was acquired by D.C. United via a trade with Vancouver Whitecaps FC in August 2019. Since joining the Black-and-Red, the Brazilian midfielder has started in every Major League Soccer (MLS) regular season appearance he has made for the club (16) and recorded three (3) assists.