MLS Today: Orlando City waives Perez Garcia

Orlando City waived Argentine midfielder Matias Perez Garcia, whose contract was set to expire on Friday, opening an international roster spot for Orlando City B defender Leo Pereira.

“We tried our best to reach an agreement with Matias but unfortunately we weren’t able to,” Lions general manager Niki Budalic said. “I want to thank Matias for his contributions to our Club. He is a tremendous teammate and person."

Perez Garcia had been signed as a Designated Player by San Jose in 2014 and traded to Orlando in 2016 for Darwin Ceren. Perez Garcia appeared in 28 matches for Orlando City, scoring one goal and registering four assists.

ROBLES RE-SIGNS. The New York Red Bulls have signed goalkeeper Luis Robles to a new MLS contract. Robles first signed with New York in 2012 and has not missed an MLS match since debuting with the Red Bulls in the fall of 2012. His MLS-record iron man streak currently sits at 157 consecutive, complete regular-season matches. 

MLS SCHEDULE, WEEK 18:
Thursday, June 29

New York City vs. Minn. United 7:30 pm
Friday, June 30
Real Salt Lake vs. Orlando City 9:30 pm ESPN
Saturday, July 1
Chicago vs. Vancouver 7 pm
Sporting KC vs. Portland 7 pm ESPN
Montreal vs. D.C. United 7 pm
FC Dallas vs. Toronto FC 7 pm
Columbus vs. Atlanta United 7:30 pm
Colorado vs. Houston 9 pm
San Jose vs. LA Galaxy 10:30 pm Univision
Sunday, July 2
Philadelphia vs. New England 5 pm FS1
All times ET.

MLS STREAKS:
UNBEATEN
9 Chicago (7 wins, 2 ties)
4 NYCFC (3 wins, 1 tie)
4 Sporting KC (2 wins, 2 ties)
3 Vancouver (1 win, 2 ties)

WINLESS
4 Orlando City (1 loss, 3 ties)
3 Portland (2 losses, 1 tie)
3 FC Dallas (1 loss, 2 ties)
3 Houston (1 loss, 2 ties)
3 Montreal (1 loss, 2 ties)
3 Seattle (1 loss, 2 ties)

MLS STANDINGS:
Eastern Conference
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
35 Toronto FC 10-2-5 30/15
34 Chicago 10-3-4 31/17
30 NYCFC 9-5-3 31/20
26 Orlando City 7-6-5 20/26
25 Columbus 8-9-1 29/30
24 Atlanta United 7-7-3 33/25
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23 NY Red Bulls 7-8-2 17/23
20 New England 5-7-5 27/25
19 Philadelphia 5-7-4 21/20
18 D.C. United 5-9-3 12/25
18 Montreal 4-5-6 24/26
Western Conference
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
30 Sporting KC 8-4-6 22/12
25 Houston 7-6-4 30/25
25 Portland 7-7-4 31/28
25 FC Dallas 6-3-7 23/15
23 San Jose 6-6-5 18/21
22 LA Galaxy 6-6-4 25/24
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21 Vancouver 6-6-3 21/21
21 Seattle 5-7-6 22/27
18 Minn. United 5-9-3 24/38
17 Real Salt Lake 5-11-2 17/37
16 Colorado 5-10-1 15/23

MLS LEADING SCORERS:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
14+1 Nemanja Nikolic (Chicago)
11+1 Erick Torres (Houston)
10+3 David Accam (Chicago)
10 David Villa (NYC FC)
9+1 Fanendo Adi (Portland)
9+1 Ola Kamara (Columbus)
9+1 Christian Ramirez (Minn. United)
9+1 Maxi Urruti (FC Dallas)
9+1 Diego Valeri (Portland)

MLS SCHEDULE, WEEK 18:
Tuesday, July 4
Atlanta United vs. San Jose 7 pm
Minn. United vs. Columbus 7 pm
FC Dallas vs. D.C. United 8:30 pm
Colorado vs. Seattle 9 pm
LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake 10:30 pm
Wednesday, July 5
New England vs. NY Red Bulls 7:30 pm
Orlando City vs. Toronto FC 7:30 pm
Houston vs. Montreal 8:30 pm
Vancouver vs. New York City 10 pm
Portland vs. Chicago 10:30 pm
Thursday, July 6
Sporting KC vs. Philadelphia 8:30 pm
All times ET.
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