Whitecaps finish deal to get Blas Perez from FC Dallas
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Whitecaps have acquired Blas Perez from FC Dallas, completing a trade that had been in the works while the veteran striker was in preseason camp with Vancouver.
Veteran midfielder Mauro Rosales is headed to Texas in the deal announced Tuesday. Perez agreed to a one-year contract with the Whitecaps.
The 34-year-old Perez had 36 goals and 14 assists in 97 regular-season games with Dallas from 2012 to 2015. He is second in goals (39) and third in appearances (102) with Panama’s national team.
Perez announced his departure from Dallas in December, writing to fans that he wanted to stay “but the board and technical staff have other plans.”
The 34-year-old Rosales has 13 goals and 48 assists in 142 MLS games with Seattle, Chivas USA and Vancouver.