Blas Perez announced he would be leaving FC Dallas via Twitter in a letter to the fans that can be found here. Perez’s 2015 season was his worst in his tenure with the team. Perez only scored five goals in fourteen starts and one assist on the season. His 1,274 minutes with the club this season was also the lowest in his tenure with the club by nearly 500 minutes. We mentioned that this day could come when we looked ahead to the roster for 2016. Yes, we should cherish the times of watching Super Raton frustrate defenses and being Dallas’s lethal man up top. It became clear that the team was heading in a different direction going into a youth movement, and at thirty-five, Blas did not fit into the starting eleven future for FC Dallas. While we thought Blas might have taken a reduced salary, clearly there is still a market for Blas as Costa Rican club Saprissa looks to be his expected landing place.
So what does Dallas do from here? Well, with the retirement of Soumare and with Perez leaving, FC Dallas just cleared $650,000 in cap room just like that. That leaves a lot of room for FC Dallas to either find their man up top or let Tesho have a chance to be the man up top. With more roster moves likely expected, FC Dallas should be a buyer come January when the transfer window opens.