De Rosario Inks Two-Year Deal With York United
After a prolific twelve-goal debut season in the Canadian Premier League, Osaze De Rosario has put pen to paper for a two-year deal with York United.
The 21-year-old scored thirteen goals in 30 appearances across all competitions after arriving from Ukraine, with the former Toronto FC and New York City FC academy prospect not just quickly acclimating to the CPL level, but exceeding it.
It wasn’t surprising to see De Rosario earn a Best U-21 Canadian Player of the Year nomination after completing a thirteen goal and four assist season, with the club having evidently done well at the time to ensure he had club options through to 2024.
Today’s news means that the striker has signed a guaranteed two-year deal rather than awaiting his option years, giving a level of certainty to his time with York United – and ensuring that the club would benefit from any future sale made before the end of 2024.
With his stock quickly rising, that’s a good move from the Nine Stripes.
“Osaze is another CPL success story,” added York United Club President Angus McNab. “It’s astonishing to think he started the year playing in Ukraine and then things changed so quickly for him. I’m delighted he took an opportunity that came his way in such unique circumstances. We’re all thrilled he’s back with the club and believe he can really push on, go one better and win the Golden Boot next season. Osaze has developed and matured a lot as a player in the nine months he’s been with us and I’m excited to see what’s next for him.”
York United has also re-signed Austin Ricci for the 2023 CPL season, with Martin Graiciar parting ways after a season nixed by a concussion injury.