Colombian soccer player Perea joins MLS team FC Dallas

Colombian soccer striker Luis Alberto Perea has joined United States Major League Soccer team FC Dallas, the club confirmed Tuesday.

25-year-old Perea, the son of former Colombian international defender Luis Carlos Perea, spent several years of his childhood living in the U.S., before returning to Colombia to begin his professional career.

FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman said, “We’ve heard a lot of good things about him. He’s a goal scorer and he’s got good size to him. There is always going to be an adjustment to MLS soccer, but we’re just glad to have him on our roster.”

After failing to break into the Atletico Nacional team, in his native city of Medellin, Perea spent a season with Deportivo Tolima, where he also did not make the first team.

After leaving Tolima, Perea had single-season stints in the top flight leagues of Peru, Ecuador and Chile, before making his latest move.

Perea becomes the fifth Colombian on the FC Dallas roster, joining Jair Benitez, David Ferreira, Hernan Pertuz and Fabian Castillo.

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