Player Details

Name

Joshua Yaro

Height

5' 11"

Weight

163 lbs

Date of Birth

11.18.1994 (28)

Birthplace

Kumasi, Ghana

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side

Centre

Roster Category

Senior
Career Summary

Yaro was named St Louis CITY2’s captain for the inaugural MLS NEXT Pro season. He made 25 appearances (24 starts), leading CITY2’s defense to seven shutouts, which was tied for sixth in the league.  

Prior to joining St. Louis, he featured for various clubs in the USL Championship, most recently at the San Diego Loyals. The Ghanaian native moved to the U.S. on a scholarship and was a standout defender at Georgetown University, earning NSCAA First-Team All American honors following his impressive college career.  

Yaro was the second overall pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by the Philadelphia Union, and made 23 appearances in the MLS. Following his tenure with the Union, he played in the USL Championship for Bethlehem Steel FC (now Philadelphia Union II), San Antonio FC and San Diego totaling over 75 appearances in three seasons.