Osaze De Rosario Accepts Guyana Call-Up
Dwayne De Rosario may be a Canadian national team icon, but his eldest son is forging his own path with the Guyana national team instead.
York United striker Osaze De Rosario is now with the Golden Jaguars, having accepting his first-ever international call-up for their Concacaf Nations League B matches against the Bahamas and Antigua and Barbuda.
The 22-year-old York United striker is coming off of a season in Canada’s top flight that saw him tally six goals in league play, including a decision day brace against Vancouver FC that saw the club clinch a postseason berth.
Last season saw him reach double digits with 13 goals across all competitions and earn a Best U-21 Canadian Player of the Year nomination from the league. After that, York United moved quickly to lock him in a new two-year deal of which one year still remains.
De Rosario began his career in League1 Ontario with Toronto FC III before jumping to the New York City FC academy. Following a short trial with Spanish side CD Lugo, he inked a three-year deal with Ukrainian Premier League side Rukh Lviv, but left the club by mutual consent just days before the country was invaded by Russia in 2022.
His father Dwayne De Rosario made 81 appearances for the Canadian national team, and was part of the squad that won the Concacf Gold Cup in 2000. He’s evidently instilled a love of sport into his family, with Osaze’s younger brother Adisa also becoming a professional footballer.
De Rosario will enjoy some familiarity in camp with out-of-contract York United defender Jonathan Grant also with the team.
Guyana will kick off against the Bahamas on Saturday, November 18 before hosting Antigua and Barbuda on Tuesday, November 21.