FRISCO, Texas – 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.
Looks like Schellas Hyndman has another in-season rebuilding project on his hands. Dallas didn't look up for the fight, and the "Brek Shea is tired!" mantra is played out. Has the guy been tired since October? Plenty of time to recover since then - now he needs to produce.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the first Party at the Pubs watch party for 2012. We easily gave away the MLS pint glasses to the first 100 people and had a standing room crowd inside The Allen Wickers. Our next Party at the Pubs is Saturday, April 28 at Trinity Hall in Dallas when FCD travels west to face LA Galaxy.
Our April Fool's jersey announcement took Twitter by storm on Sunday. We picked out our favorite responses to the announcement and compiled them here for your enjoyment.
They got fooled:
Ahh @FCDallas totally got me with that fake black jersey! I wanted one!
— Adri Salazar (@adrisalazar) April 1, 2012
@FCDallas got me good... I was confused all day
— Jaime Dali Damian (@Jaime_Damian) April 1, 2012
Not the biggest fans of the look:
— Laura Dwyer (@lausydwyer) April 1, 2012
— Mark McClellan (@amazingcube) April 1, 2012
They got a laugh:
@FCDallas hilarious haha!
— Mike Praust (@Praust) April 1, 2012
@FCDallas Best MLS April Fools joke I've seen so far!
— Facemarked (@Facemarked) April 1, 2012
— Kris Kolodziej (@kolodziejk) April 1, 2012
— SMASH (@smash1983) April 1, 2012
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) April 1, 2012
— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) April 1, 2012
— Bob Sturm (@SportsSturm) April 1, 2012
A short-handed effort like the one they put on against Sporting says a lot about this team's character. But it was telling that they just couldn't keep up in the dying minutes. Two years ago, it was FCD blowing past the competition at that point in the game.
FCD GOAL: Ricardo Villar stuns KC with stellar free kick
PK SAVE: Hartman denies Kamara from the spot
SAVE: Hartman dives low to deny Zusi strike
Mark Followill will make his debut as FC Dallas play-by-play man this Sunday vs. Sporting Kansas City. The Dallas Morning News spoke with him about his new assignment. Here's an excerpt:
Followill is the primary TV play-by-play man for FCD games, but only when games don’t conflict with Mavericks games. FCD’s game is in Kansas City, and since the Mavericks don’t play Sunday and Monday, the veteran broadcaster plans to call Sunday’s game alongside former Dallas Burn player Brian Dunseth.
“I’m really, really excited about it,” Followill said. “Being on the broadcast is a great honor. It’s an opportunity for me to expand my own professional horizons, so I think it’s just going to be great all around.”
He has a history with the Dallas franchise, serving as the public address announcer for the Burn during their time at the Cotton Bowl and also as a fill-in PA announcer for FCD the last few years.
Brek Shea is in the April edition of Texas Monthly and is featured in "The Horses Mouth" where he discussed 10 different topics. Look for it at your local grocery store checkout or newsstand.
The FC Dallas reserves are in the Denver area for a match against the Colorado Rapids reserves today at 1 p.m. CT. We'll provide updates during the match via Twitter (@FCDallas) and have a recap posted on the website sometime after the match.
Last week the FCD reserves opened the season with a 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake inside FC Dallas Stadium. Bryan Leyva, Luis Perea and Jonathan Top netted goals for FCD.