LOS ANGELES (Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023) – The LA Galaxy today announced that the club has acquired Oriol “Uri” Rosell after the midfielder cleared waivers. Rosell is under contract through the end of the 2023 MLS season.
Rosell, 30, has logged two goals and five assists in 125 MLS regular-season games played (100 starts) across eight seasons with Sporting Kansas City (2012-14, 2022) and Orlando City SC (2018-21). Notably, Rosell helped Sporting KC win the club’s second MLS Cup title in 2013, tallying one goal and two assists in 31 regular-season appearances (31 starts) that season.
“Uri is a very intelligent and competitive defensive midfielder with MLS Cup experience,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach and Sporting Director Greg Vanney. “We look forward to Uri adding depth and leadership to our group.”
During the 2022 campaign, Rosell logged one assist in 18 games played (13 starts) across 906 minutes played for Sporting KC. The Puig-Reig, Spain, native played four years with Orlando City, where he made 64 league appearances (48 starts) and logged two assists.
Prior to joining Orlando in 2018, Rosell spent four seasons in Portugal, featuring for Sporting Clube de Portugal (2014-18) and going on loan with Vitória Sport Clube (2016), Clube de Futebol Os Belenenses (2016-17) and Portimonense Sporting Clube (2017-18). Rosell began his career at La Masia, the youth academy of FC Barcelona, and went on to make his debut with Barcelona B in 2011.
Transaction: LA Galaxy acquire midfielder Oriol “Uri” Rosell, who is under contract through the end of the 2023 MLS season on Feb. 23, 2023.
Oriol “Uri” Rosell
Date Of Birth: July 7, 1992
Birthplace: Puig-Reig, Spain
Last Club: Sporting Kansas City (MLS)
Acquired: Acquired after clearing waivers and signed to a one-year contract through the end of the 2023 MLS season on Feb. 23, 2023.