Orlando Metropolis re-sign playmaker Mauricio Pereyra & open DP spot

Orlando City re-sign playmaker Mauricio Pereyra & open DP spot

Orlando Metropolis have secured the way forward for playmaker and workforce captain Mauricio Pereyra with a brand new contract via the 2024 season, the membership introduced Wednesday.

Pereyra was out of contract after his earlier deal expired on the finish of the 2022 marketing campaign. Nevertheless, the Lions have used Focused Allocation Cash (TAM) to re-sign the previous Uruguay U-20 worldwide, opening up a priceless Designated Participant (DP) spot.

Orlando’s remaining DPs are Austrian striker Ercan Kara and proficient ahead Facundo Torres, who’s representing Uruguay on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

“Mauricio has been our chief each on and off the sphere since he joined the membership and he did a implausible job as captain for us final yr,” Luiz Muzzi, Orlando’s government vice chairman of soccer operations and normal supervisor, stated in a membership press launch.

“The instance he units along with his professionalism and what he means to our group can’t be overstated. We’re so pleased to have Mauricio again with us for the following couple of seasons.”

This new contract continues Pereyra’s almost four-year affiliation with Orlando Metropolis, throughout which he is made 98 appearances throughout all competitions, scoring six objectives and offering 24 assists.

In the course of the 2022 season, Pereyra helped the Lions end seventh within the Jap Convention, qualifying for the MLS Cup Playoffs for the third yr operating, whereas additionally lifting the US Open Cup – their first piece of silverware as an MLS membership, subsequently securing their Concacaf Champions League debut.

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