Player Details


Joseph Rosales




5' 11"


161 lbs

Date of Birth

11.6.2000 (23)


Tegucigalpa, Honduras



Position Detail


Preferred Side




Roster Category

Supplemental Slots 21-24
Career Summary

Rosales initially joined Minnesota United in August 2021 on loan from CA Independiente of the Liga Panameña de Fútbol. He earned a permanent transfer to MNUFC following the conclusion of the 2022 season.

The 24-year-old scored his first MLS/MNUFC goals last season; Rosales bagged his first MNUFC goal against the Philadelphia Union in the U.S. Open Cup on May 9, 2023, followed by his first MLS goal against Austin FC on May 31, 2023. He put away another during the Leagues Cup tournament to open the scoring against Deportivo Toluca in the Round of 16. Rosales showed his versatility within the roster during the 2023 season, playing in three different positions throughout 25 appearances in all competitions: winger, central midfielder, and fullback. 

In 2022, Rosales provided depth in the central midfield position, making 24 game appearances throughout the season. He made his first MNUFC start on April 10 at Austin FC and went on to start eight MLS matches and two of the club’s three U.S. Open Cup matches in 2022. Rosales also made one game appearance with MNUFC2 in 2022. During his initial 18-month loan with Minnesota, Rosales made 34 game appearances with ten starts.

Prior to 2021, Rosales spent three seasons with CA Independiente, where he made 37 game appearances, notching two goals, including five appearances in the Concacaf Champions League.

During the 2023 season, Rosales married his partner, Yensy, on June 2, 2023. 

INTERNATIONAL: Rosales currently plays for the Honduras Men’s National Team. He was called up for the senior team during the March international window and made his senior team debut in the World Cup Qualifying match against Jamaica. He made four appearances with the national team in 2022. Prior to his senior debut, Rosales played with the U23 Men’s National Team and was a part of the squad that played against Hassani Dotson and the U.S. U23 team in the 2020 Olympic Qualifying Tournament, and qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Honduras won one game in Group B, a 3-2 victory over New Zealand.