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York United Osaze De Rosario

Rumour: Tacoma Defiance Near Osaze De Rosario Transfer

By on March 12, 2024 0 1211 Views

It looks like York United may be heading into the 2024 Canadian Premier League season without striker Osaze De Rosario.

Sounder At Heart editor Jeremiah Oshan reports that the 22-year-old striker is close to terms with the MLS NEXT Pro side after spending the last two seasons with York United, where he tallied nineteen goals and six assists throughout all competitions following his arrival from Ukraine.

The six-foot-two attacker got his start through the Toronto FC and New York City academies before turning professional with Rukh Lviv. Last season also saw him commit his international future to Guyana, with Osaze scoring on his debut. He’s the son of star MLS and Canadian national team striker Dwayne De Rosario, leaving him with big boots to fill.

Osaze’s first season in the Canadian Premier League saw him reach double digits in Canada’s top flight, scoring twelve league goals and four assists, earning him a Best U-21 Canadian Player of the Year nomination and a contract extension with York United through to 2024.

His follow-up campaign proved quieter, with the striker also receiving a one-month suspension after incidentally ingesting an edible. He still racked up six goals in league play highlighted by a decision day brace that saw the club lock in a postseason berth, however.

York United Osaze De Rosario
Photo Credit: John Jacques

Given that he’s still under contract, York United would receive a transfer fee should the Tacoma Defiance – the feeder team of MLS side Seattle Sounders – ultimately recruit Osaze.

York United kick off the club’s sixth season in one month’s time, with Austin Ricci scoring in all three preseason matches so far. Should Osaze depart, the rest of the attacking line would include Brian Wright, Theo Afework, and Molham Babouli.

The Tacoma Defiance just played a preseason opponent familiar to Osaze, falling to a 1-0 defeat against Vancouver FC.

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