Perez, 22, appeared in 15 MLS matches (four starts) and recorded one goal and one assist during his spell with the Black & Gold. Born in greater Los Angeles, Perez also appeared in one U.S. Open Cup match for LAFC.
Before heading to LAFC, Perez was at Italian side Fiorentina and made his Serie A debut during a November 2016 match against Inter Milan. Perez is the nephew of former US men’s national team player Hugo Perez and also spent a season on loan at Italian side Livorno, where he recorded three assists in 25 Serie C matches.
Perez came through the Chivas USA academy system before heading to Fiorentina, and also was a member of the US U-17 national team at the 2015 U-17 FIFA World Cup. He's appeared at the U-23 national team level, too.
Largely a depth piece, serious first-team minutes were difficult for Perez to obtain with Carlos Vela, Brian Rodriguez, Diego Rossi and Adama Diomande instead leading the final-third charge. Ahead of LAFC's Concacaf Champions League debut Feb. 18 at Club Leon, here's how their roster stands: