HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Peñarol and signed as a Young Designated Player on Dec. 14, 2017.
Rossi is a young and exciting player who has been a champion in his home country of Uruguay. A dangerous attacking weapon in almost any position, he was a key contributor immediately in LAFC's inaugural season with 12 goals and nine assists in 30 starts. He was even more lethal in 2019 with 16 goals and seven assists in 33 starts.
INTERNATIONAL: The Montevideo, Uruguay native has played for the Uruguay Under-17 and Under-20 National Teams, scoring 10 goals for Uruguay in 39 appearances while helping Uruguay win the U-20 South American Championship.He recently competed for the U-23 team in the CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic tournament.
OUTSIDE MLS: Rossi entered the Peñarol youth system at 12-years old and led the U-17 club to the league title. Rossi made his first team regular season debut on April 29, 2016 and scored his first goal five days later. He made 47 total appearances with the Peñarol first team, scoring 13 goals in all matches, including the Copa Libertadores, South America’s premier club competition.
NOTES: MLS All-Star (2019)