Player Details

Name

Leonard Owusu

Pronunciation

oh-woo-su

Height

5' 11"

Weight

159 lbs

Date of Birth

6.3.1997 (24)

Birthplace

Accra, Ghana

Position

Midfielder

Position Detail

Central Midfielder

Preferred Side

Centre

Footedness

Right

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

International
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from FC Ashdod and signed through 2022, with a club option for 2023, using Targeted Allocation Money on January 21, 2020.

Owusu is from a very good academy in Ghana and performed well playing aboard in Israel. A strong, powerful, dynamic central midfielder, Owusu finished a solid first MLS season with 14 starts in 20 appearances.

OUTSIDE MLS: Owusu arriveed in Vancouver after featuring for FC Ashdod since July 2018, initially on a year-long loan from Ghanian club Dreams FC, before joining the Israeli Premier League club on a permanent transfer. He made 46 league appearances for Ashdod, as well as an additional 13 matches in Israel State Cup and Toto Cup competition. The 5-foot-11 midfielder began his professional career in 2015 with Dreams FC in his hometown of Accra, and twice led his club to a promotion to the Ghana Premier League. In 2018, he was named the most valuable player in the Ghana League Clubs Association G8 Tournament, as he captained Dreams FC to the championship, and scored the winner in the final. In his final season with the club, he tallied five goals and five assists in 10 matches, leading to a loan with Israeli top-flight club Ashdod.

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