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The announcement was confirmed by the Union on Tuesday night’s broadcast of the 90th Minute radio show.
According to a press release from the club, “Philadelphia Union and Colombian forward Jorge Perlaza have parted ways after both parties agreed terms to terminate his contract.”
Perlaza came to the Union when Peter Nowak engineered the trade of 2010 MLS SuperDraft No. 1 pick Danny Mwanga to Portland Timbers on June 6.
Perlaza played a total of 72 minutes in 2 appearances with one start in league play since joining the Union.
In one of his rare appearances for the club, he scored one goal in the friendly with Harrisburg City Islanders on June 12.
Peter Nowak was fired on June 13.
According to information from the MLS Players Union, Perlaza’s departure means the Union now have an additional $115,000 in salary space under the salary cap.
To give a sense of how tenuous Perlaza’s time at the Union has been, as of this writing, his stat page on the Union website shows him wearing a Portland jersey.
We’ll have more information as it becomes available.