Osael Romero

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Osael Romero
Personal information
Full name William Osael Romero Castillo
Date of birth (1986-04-18) 18 April 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Usulután, El Salvador
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder/Attacking midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Atlético Chaparratique
2006–2010 Vista Hermosa 115 (26)
2010 Chivas USA (loan) 9 (1)
2011–2012 Águila 72 (24)
2013 Alianza 23 (8)
National team
2004–2005 El Salvador U-20
2007–2013 El Salvador 69 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2012
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Romero and the second or maternal family name is Castillo.

William Osael Romero Castillo (born 18 April 1986 in Usulután) is a former Salvadoran footballer who played internationally for the El Salvador national team.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Romero started his career at Atlético Chaparratique before joining Vista Hermosa in 2006.

On 1 February 2010, Chivas USA signed El Salvador international from FC Dallas who held a discovery claim on the player, the 23-year-old midfielder arrived in Los Angeles and comes on loan from Vista Hermosa.[1] On 26 June 2010, Romero scored his first MLS goal with Chivas USA in a game against FC Dallas at the The Home Depot Center, in which ended 1–2 in favor of FC Dallas.

He returned to his home country to join Águila for the 2010 Apertura.

International[edit]

Romero officially received his first cap on 13 October 2007 in a friendly match against Costa Rica. He scored his first goal for the national team on 22 October 2008 in a friendly match against Bolivia. Arguably, Romero's greatest moment to date as a Salvadoran international came on 11 February 2009 in a World Cup qualification match against Trinidad and Tobago when he scored two late goals from free kicks in the dying moments of the game to even the scores and save El Salvador from a disappointing home loss.[2] The game ended at 2–2. During the 2009 Gold Cup, Romero scored two goals against Costa Rica that gave El Salvador a victory over traditional rivals Costa Rica.[3]

As of February 2012, he has represented his country in 19 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[4] and played at the 2009[5] and 2011 UNCAF Nations Cups[6] as well as at the 2009[7] and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[8]

On September 20, 2013, Romero was one of 14 Salvadoran players banned for life due to their involvement with match fixing.[9]

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 October 2008 RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States  Bolivia 2–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 6 February 2009 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Peru 1–0 1–0 Friendly
3. 11 February 2009 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Trinidad and Tobago 1–2 2–2 2010 WCQ
4. 11 February 2009 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Trinidad and Tobago 2–2 2–2 2010 WCQ
5. 27 May 2009 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Ecuador 1–1 3–1 Friendly
6. 27 May 2009 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Ecuador 3–1 3–1 Friendly
7. 3 July 2009 The Home Depot Center, Carson, United States  Costa Rica 0–1 2–1 2009 Gold Cup
8. 3 July 2009 The Home Depot Center, Carson, United States  Costa Rica 1–2 2–1 2009 Gold Cup
9. 16 January 2011 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Belize 1–0 5–2 2011 Copa Centroamericana
10. 12 June 2011 Soldier Field, Chicago, United States  Cuba 2–0 6–1 2011 Gold Cup
11. 7 October 2011 Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic  Dominican Republic 1–0 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
12. 15 November 2011 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Suriname 1–0 4–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
13. 15 November 2011 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Suriname 2–0 4–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
14. 8 June 2012 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica  Costa Rica 2–2 2–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
15. 7 September 2012 Estadio Cuscatlan, San Salvador, El Salvador  Guyana 2 – 1 2–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
16. 11 September 2012 Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana  Guyana 1 – 1 3–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Clubes[edit]

Club País Año
Atlético Chaparratique Template:Bandera El Salvador 2006
Vista Hermosa Template:Bandera El Salvador 2006–2010
Chivas USA (cedido) Template:Bandera USA 2010
Águila Template:Bandera El Salvador 2011–2012
Alianza Template:Bandera El Salvador 2013–present

Palmarés[edit]

Logro Club Temporada
Salvadoran Primera División C.D. Vista Hermosa 2005

Palmarés[edit]

Distinciones individuales[edit]

Distinción Año
Goleador de la Salvadoran Primera División FESFUT (15 goles) 2009
Jugador del Año Salvadoran Primera División FESFUT 2006–2010

References[edit]

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