|DATE OF BIRTH||June 9, 1997|
|FIRST JOINED CFC||2022|
|PREVIOUS TEAM||Cal United|
|RECENT BOOK||The Power of Habit|
|FAVORITE TEAM||Manchester City|
|SPORT BESIDES SOCCER||Basketball|
Chattanooga Football Club is pleased to welcome Joseph Perez for the 2023 season.
He brings experience from three professional leagues in two countries. JP, as he's known, signed with Puebla FC of Liga MX right out of high school. Liga MX is the first division of professional soccer in Mexico.
JP spent three years in Puebla playing with the club’s U-20 squad, before being loaned to Las Vegas Lights in their inaugural USL Championship season.
He said it was that experience in Mexico that taught him how to possess, move, and be quicker, more physical with the ball.
After his stint in Las Vegas, Perez played for all three California clubs in NISA. He first signed with San Diego for a season and then two years with LA Force. He was part of Cal United's 2022 squad, that saw them finish top of the table for the regular season.
Perez is familiar with Chattanooga. He played 39 minutes for Cal United in the #1 vs #1 matchup on September 5 at Finley Stadium. He says he looks forward to being on the home side of Fort Finley next time.
"It means the world," said Perez. "I will treat it as if I’m playing for Man City or the National Team because I believe every team should be treated with extreme importance especially a team like CFC."
Perez made 9 appearances at left back for Cal United in 2022 and averaged 55 minutes per game.
Annual passes for the 2023 season Chattanooga FC Men’s team and Chattanooga FC Women’s team are on sale at CFCTIX.com.