HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Sporting CP and signed via allocation on Jan. 30, 2018.
PRONUNCIATION: O-ri-ol ‘Oo-ree’ Ro-sel
A product of Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy, Rosell joined Sporting Kansas City from Barcelona B in August 2012 and played a major role in Kansas City's 2013 MLS Cup championship. He returns to MLS after spending the past few years playing in Portugal. Rosell is a smooth defensive midfielder who can control a match with his passing ability deep in the midfield.
INTERNATIONAL: Rosell has one cap with the Catalonia national team.
OUTSIDE MLS: Rosell joins the Lions from Sporting Clube de Portugal of Liga NOS, Portugal’s top flight. After signing with the Leões in July 2014, Rosell, commonly known as ‘Uri,’ made four Taça de Portugal Placard appearances to help Sporting win the 2014/15 Portuguese cup. Overall, Rosell made 22 appearances with Sporting Club de Portugal, including 12 in Liga NOS, one in the UEFA Champions League and one in the Europa League. Rosell spent the following three campaigns on loan with first-tier sides Vitória Guimarães SC, CF Belenenses and most recently with Portimonense SC, making 39 overall appearances and scoring one goal. Rosell made his professional debut with FC Barcelona B in January 2012 before appearing in five more games that season in La Liga 2.
NOTES: 2013 MLS Cup champion.