Minnesota United has acquired midfielder Joseph Rosales from CA Independiente de La Chorrera of the Liga Panameña de Fútbol, the top soccer division in Panama.

“The first time we noticed the young man was during Olympic qualifiers,” said MNUFC Head Coach Adrian Heath. “He held his own against the USMNT midfield and one of our own in Hassani Dotson. He was one of the main reasons the Honduran national team qualified for the Olympics and that’s meaningful. He’s a versatile player with massive upside. He’s played some left back as well as centrally in the midfield. He’s another one with a high motor, willing to do all the work needed on the field. We are truly pleased to be able to bring him into our club and see where his potential leads.” 

The Honduran international joined CA Independiente during the 2018–2019 season and has played 37 games and notched two goals with the Panamanian side, including five appearances in Concacaf Champions League. Internationally, Rosales currently plays for the Honduras 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. 

Transaction: Minnesota United acquire Joseph Rosales on an 18-month loan from CA Independiente de La Chorrera

Joseph Yerimid Rosales Erazo
Position: Midfielder
Date of birth: 11.06.2000 (20 years old)
Height: 5’11”
Birthplace: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Citizenship: Honduras