by Ren-A Valdez

On December 2, 2022, The Empire Strykers agreed to terms bringing Adrian Perez back to the Empire for a one-year deal. Adrien Perez was a standout in the MASL in 2018.  He was contracted with the LAFC and played for two seasons and was later traded to DC United. After two seasons with DC United, Perez is excited to make his return to the MASL 

"Adrien is an attacking threat that can score goals, dominate the attacking side of the ball, and has great vision with the ball. He is a great team player and will really add to the attacking production of the team", said Head Coach Jimmy Nordberg.

Mr. Perez, an Ontario native, is excited to be returning home to Southern California.  He is planning to help the newly rebranded The Empire Strykers win an MASL championship.  "With great experience, locker room presence, and on field ability, Adrien is the type of player that we are looking to bring into this talented group and move us forward in our quest to win a championship. We are extremely eager to get Adrien in the Strykers uniform and in front of our fans", says Head Coach Jimmy Nordberg.