Player Details

Name

Diego Rossi

Height

5' 7"

Weight

146 lbs

Date of Birth

3.5.1998 (23)

Birthplace

Montevideo, Uruguay

Position

Forward

Position Detail

Striker

Preferred Side

Centre

Footedness

Right

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

Young Designated Player

Player Status

Loaned Out
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

ACQUIRED  

Signed on December 14, 2017 as a Young Designated Player.  

CAREER MILESTONES  

MLS Young Player of the Year: 2020 

MLS Best XI: 2020 

MLS Golden Boot: 2020 

MLS Record: Youngest-Ever Golden Boot Winner (22 years old), 2020  

MLS Is Back Tournament Golden Boot: 2020 

MLS Is Back Young Player of the Tournament: 2020 

MLS Is Back Tournament Best XI: 2020 

MLS Record Most Goals By A Duo In A Season (With Carlos Vela): 2019, 50 

MLS Supporters’ Shield Winner: 2019 

MLS All Star: 2019 

MLS Team Of The Week 2018, Weeks Two and 34 (bench) ; 2019, Weeks Four (bench), Six, 27; 2020, Weeks 9, 15, 21 (bench) 

MLS Player Of The Week: 2018, Week Two; 2020, Week 9 

Earned MLS “22 Under 22” Honors: 2018 

Uruguayan Primera División Championship: 2015-16, 2016-17  

U-20 South American Championship: 2017  

PROFESSIONAL  

2020 (Los Angeles Football Club):  

  • Appeared in 19 matches, all starts, logging 1,698 minutes. 
  • Scored 14 goals and added four assists.  
  • MLS regular season & MLS is Back Best XI, MLS regular season & MLS is Back Best Young Player, MLS regular season & MLS is Back Best Golden Boot winner. 
  • At 22, became the youngest-ever MLS Golden Boot winner.  
  • Earned MLS Player of the Week honors for week 9. 

2019 (Los Angeles Football Club):  

  • Started 33 of 34 regular season matches, adding 16 goals and seven assists in 2,899’ minutes played.  
  • Played 90’ at forward during the Club’s first ever MLS Cup Playoff win, a 5-3 victory against the LA Galaxy on October 24; tallied one goal and two assists.  
  • Started and played a full 90’ for the Club’s 3-1 Western Conference Final loss against the Seattle Sounders on October 29.  
  • Earned MLS Player of the Week honors in week’s four (bench), six and 27.  
  • Named to 2019 MLS All-Star Game. 

2018 (Los Angeles Football Club)  

  • Started 30 of 32 regular season appearances, scoring 12 goals and adding seven assists (total minutes played 2,608).  
  • Scored Club’s first-ever goal on the 11th minute in 1-0 victory at the Seattle Sounders on March 4.   
  • Tallied first five-point-game in MLS since 2008 in a 5-1 win at Real Salt Lake on March 10.  
  • Ended season as the Club’s top scorer across all competitions, with 17 goals and 10 assists.  

  • Started Club’s first ever MLS Cup playoff match, a 3 – 2 loss to Real Salt Lake on November 1, adding three shots on goal.   

  • Started four of four US Open Cup appearances and added five goals and one assist.  
  • Scored a hat trick in the US Open Cup semi-final loss to the Houston Dynamo on August 8.  
  • Finished Top 3 in MLS’s “22 Under 22”.   
  • Named the MLS Player of the Week in week two.  

2016-17 (*Peñarol, Uruguayan Primera División):   

Appeared in 42 matches, scoring 11 goals with 11 assists, logging 2,580 total minutes played across all competitions.    * Winner of the Uruguayan Primera División Championship for the second time.   

* 2015-16 (Peñarol, Uruguayan Primera División): *  

  • Made his First Team regular season debut in April, 2016.   
  • Appeared in nine matches, scoring two goals in all competitions.   
  • Winner of the Uruguayan Primera División Championship.  

INTERNATIONAL  

  • Called into the Senior National Team for the 2020 World Cup qualifiers.   
  • Made Under-23 debut on January 20, 2020 in a victory over Paraguay in Olympic qualifiers.  
  • Started six matches for the Under 23 squad in the 2020 Olympic qualifiers, adding a goal and an assist.  
  • 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.  

PERSONAL  

  • Entered the CA Peñarol youth system at 12-years old and led the U-17 club to the league title.  
  • Favorite sport other than soccer is basketball.  
  • Favorite video game is FIFA.   
  • Favorite musical artist is Ozuna.   
  • Favorite place in LA is Santa Monica.   
  • Follow Diego on Instagram @diegorossi9.

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