April 23, 1988 |
This year's Major Indoor Soccer League playoffs have a finality about them for Hugo Perez. The midfielder says he's playing his last games as a Socker and, most probably, an indoor player. "It's pretty tough (playing now)," Perez said. "But I've been here almost five years, and I'm still getting paid. I have to perform. To do the best I can." To score two goals and assist on another in a 6-2 victory over Tacoma in the opening Western Division semifinal playoff game Thursday night.
October 4, 1989
Hugo Perez, the star midfielder of the U.S. national soccer team, will miss Sunday's World Cup qualifying match against Guatemala because of a severe groin strain.
March 19, 1992 |
The U.S. soccer team lost to Morocco at Casablanca, 3-1, the Americans' fourth consecutive defeat. Hugo Perez scored 13 minutes into the second half on a 23-yard free kick around the defensive wall, ending a 436-minute scoreless streak for the United States (1-5-1).
June 23, 1990
It is too bad that the U.S. ended up with an inexperienced coach in the World Cup. Our most experienced players that got us there are not on the team. Players like Ricky Davis, Chico Borja and Hugo Perez. I'm glad Paul Caligiuri challenged Bob Gansler when he was told to leave the team with no good reason, otherwise we might never have scored a goal. GUS BOHORQUEZ San Diego
March 6, 1990
U.S. midfield soccer star Hugo Perez said today he may miss this summer's World Cup finals in Italy after breaking a leg in a match on Saturday. Perez, who plays for French second division side Red Star of Paris, broke a fibula after coming on as a second-half substitute in the 2-1 victory at Gueugnon. The El Salvador-born player, a naturalized U.S. citizen, said he would be in plaster for three to six weeks but still has hopes of being fit in time for the finals.
September 10, 1994
The Salsa, battling for first place in the APSL, Friday announced the signing of midfielder Hugo Perez, a member of the U.S. World Cup team. Perez, 30, played in the U.S. team's 2-0 loss to England on Wednesday in London. Perez will be on loan from the U.S. Soccer Federation through Oct. 15, the date of the APSL championship game. The Salsa plays host to Seattle at 6 p.m. Sunday at Cal State Fullerton.