Loan expired following 2017 season.
Pereira is a promising defender with good size and a high soccer IQ who can contribute right away for Orlando City. He should battle for a starting center back position during the 2017 season.
OUTSIDE MLS: The 21-year-old joined Orlando City B on March 14 after playing most of the 2016 Série B season with Clube Náutico Capibaribe. Pereira made five appearances for Capibaribe while on loan from Paranaense. In 2015, Pereira made eight appearances with Brazilian side Guaratinguetá while on loan from Paranaense. The Curitiba, Brazil, native joined hometown club Paranaense’s heralded Academy in 2010. Pereira has made 23 starts among 32 appearances for the Furacão since 2013 and has also played defensive midfielder. He appeared in three games for OCB before moving up to the first team.