PORTLAND, OR - AUGUST 3: Jorge Perlaza #15 and Sal Zizzo #7 of the Portland Timbers celebrate after Perlaza scored a goal during the first half of the game against the Los Angeles Galaxy at Jeld-Wen Field on August 3, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
Philadelphia has reached a mutual agreement with Jorge Perlaza for the striker to leave the team, after appearing in just two matches with the club.
Jorge Perlaza barely played at all for Philadelphia after a trade brought him from Portland in exchange for Danny Mwanga, and now the Colombian international has reached a mutual agreement with the Union to leave the team.
Perlaza, a 26-year old, had come to Portland for his first MLS season in 2011, registering six goals, including two in the Timbers' first home game. However, the striker didn't score in any of his ten appearances for the club this year, and after being traded for Mwanga, only played twice for Philadelphia for a total of just 72 minutes. He had sat for the team's last ten outings — in fact, he wasn't even available as a substitute — while playing occasionally with the Union's reserve team. For whatever reason, the Timbers' regular was out of the rotation in Philadelphia, despite a lack of scoring types up front.