2022 Stats: 39 appearances, 2 goals, 9 assists
Orlando re-signed club captain Mauricio Pereyra this offseason to a new, non-Designated Player contract. The move helped ensure that the Lions kept their leader and had the roster flexibility to bring in another star.
Pereyra is still a vital piece on the field. His range of passing, vision and technical ability are a key component of the team's offensive approach and buildup strategy. The Uruguayan midfielder came to MLS as a No. 10, but he'll likely play as more of a deep-lying playmaker this season.