The knock against Gonzalez Pirez is his temper. He has received 29 yellow cards during 95 appearances the past three seasons.
Gonzalez Pirez received $810,008 in guaranteed compensation last season. That may seem like a high salary, but many MLS clubs are paying top dollar for quality centerbacks. Minnesota’s Ike Opara recently received a new contract that pays him at least $567,000, according to published reports. The Red Bulls’ Tim Parker and Aaron Long received more than $1.5 million in guaranteed combined compensation in 2019.
Gonzalez Pirez doesn’t count as an International player because he has received his green card.
Gonzalez Pirez has a value of almost $3 million, according to the website transfermarkr.co.uk.
Should the club sell Gonzalez Pirez, its remaining centerbacks are Miles Robinson, Franco Escobar and George Campbell, who will be a rookie in 2020.