Wednesday, April 4, 2012
FC Dallas terminates Luis Perea's contract
By Buzz Carrick
You will see form the following press release that FC Dallas has parted with recently signed Colombian striker Luis Perea. Perea has returned to his previous club Universidad San Martin de Porres who had folded but now appear resurrected.
The move raises a couple questions, first what does this say about brand new Technical Director Fernando Clavijo? And second, was Perea really that terrible?
After talking to a few people, I think this move can be laid at the feet of the current state of the team and David Ferreria's ankle. Coach Schellas Hyndman, and Clavijo I'm sure, know this team has a midfield problem. Another young striker with upside doesn't, at this time, help them much. If his team wants him back, then by all means let Perea go and get some midfield help in here.
So in the end, this move, at least from the info I'm getting, is more about what FCD can now go ad, rather than an indictment of Perea or Clavijo.
Here's the rest of the move...
FC Dallas has terminated the contract of Colombian striker Luis Perea by mutual consent, the club announced today.
Perea joined the team in March and appeared in two games, playing a total of 15 minutes with the first team.
A native of Medellin, Colombia, Perea spent his youth career with Atlético Nacional. In 2010, he appeared in 36 games for León de Huánuco, scoring 22 goals for the Peruvian side. The success led to a loan with Chilean football club Everton de Viña del Mar, where the young forward notched six goals in 13 games. Perea then remained in Peru to play for Universidad San Martin de Porres until the club folded in March.