Mauro Rosales

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Mauro Rosales
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Personal information
Full name Mauro Damián Rosales
Date of birth (1981-02-24) 24 February 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Villa María, Argentina
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Dallas
Number 77
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Newell's Old Boys 119 (30)
2004–2007 Ajax 63 (6)
2007–2010 River Plate 64 (4)
2011–2013 Seattle Sounders FC 86 (12)
2014 Chivas USA 21 (0)
2014–2015 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 35 (1)
2016– FC Dallas 18 (2)
National team
2001 Argentina U20 5 (0)
2004 Argentina Olympic 6 (1)
2004 Argentina 10 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:16, 15 September 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 March 2011

Mauro Damián Rosales (born 24 February 1981) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for FC Dallas in Major League Soccer. A winger/forward best known for his pace and crossing ability, he won a gold medal with Argentina at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Rosales began his career with Newell's Old Boys. His play with Newell's attracted the interest of top European clubs and in 2004 he joined Dutch top side Ajax. While with Ajax Rosales appeared in 63 league matches scoring 6 goals. In 2007 Rosales left Ajax returning to Argentina to play for River Plate for a fee of 1.8 million euros. In 2008 he was part of the squad that won the Clausura 2008 tournament, the club's first title in four years.

In January 2011 it was reported that he would be joining Querétaro F.C. of Mexico's Primera División. However, he was not signed by the Mexican club. In late February 2011 he went on trial with Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer in the United States. On 18 March 2011, following a successful trial, the club officially signed Rosales.[1] During Rosales' first season with Seattle, he scored 5 goals in 26 appearances. Additionally, he assisted on 13 goals which was third overall in the league. His 13 assists also set a club record for number of assists by a single player in a single season. Rosales won the MLS Newcomer of the Year Award for the 2011 Major League Soccer season[2] and was subsequently signed to a new, multi-year deal on 13 December 2011. In his three years with the club Rosales tallied 12 goals and 34 assists in league play. He also helped the club in capturing the 2011 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Rosales was traded to Chivas USA in exchange for Tristan Bowen on 11 December 2013.[3]

Rosales was traded to Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for Nigel Reo-Coker on 21 August 2014.[4] At the end of the 2014 season, Rosales opted out of the MLS re-entry draft for the next season[5] later signing with the club for an additional year[6] The following year the Whitecaps did not offer a contract to Rosales and he was made eligible for the MLS reentry draft.[7] He started in 29 of the 35 games he played for the club scoring one goal and assisting in six other in 2321 minutes of regular season play and an additional 91 minutes in 2 games in the post-season.[8]

On February 16, 2016, Rosales was traded to FC Dallas in exchange for Blas Pérez.

International[edit]

Rosales was part of the Argentina Under-20 team that won the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship and the gold-medal winning Argentine national team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 4 September 2004 Estadio Monumental "U", Lima, Peru  Peru 0–1 1–3 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

Personal[edit]

Rosales earned his U.S. green card in March 2012.[9] This status qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ajax
River Plate
Seattle Sounders FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
FC Dallas

International[edit]

Argentina U-20
Argentina U-23

Individual[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sounders FC Signs Argentine Midfielder Mauro Rosales". Seattle Sounders FC. Sounders FC Public Relations. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mauro Rosales - Seattle Sounders Football Club". Soundersfc.com. 
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20160304034222/http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/12/11/seattle-sounders-trade-mauro-rosales-chivas-usa-tristan-bowen-swap-allocatio. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Vancouver Whitecaps, Chivas USA trade midfielders Nigel Reo-Coker and Mauro Rosales". MLSsoccer.com. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Whitecaps' Rosales opts out of MLS re-entry draft, may stay in Vancouver". www.vancouversun.com. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Whitecaps FC re-sign midfielder Mauro Rosales". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Busy week ahead in MLS: 'There has certainly been a lot of discussion'". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Mauro Rosales". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Fernandez and Rosales receive U.S. Green Cards". Seattle Sounders FC. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kasey Keller
Seattle Sounders captain
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Brad Evans