HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown Player on January 6, 2017.
Perez is an accomplished collegiate player who did not feature in his rookie 2017 season. He will look to provide depth for the Rapids midfield in 2018.
COLLEGE: In his final season at Creighton, Perez earned 2016 BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year honors after helping the Bluejays to a 13-7-3 overall record. Registering four goals and five assists in all 23 contests, Perez was also selected to the All-BIG EAST First Team and the Top Drawer Soccer Postseason Top 100. As a junior, Perez received 2015 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team and NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team honors after finishing third on the team in goals (6), including a tally in the Bluejays’ NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal match at Akron. Perez, 21, finished his collegiate career with 15 goals and nine assists in 88 games - the third-most matches played in program history.