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Anthony Osorio (born April 13, 1994) is a Canadian professional soccer player who currently plays as a defender or midfielder for the Mississauga MetroStars in the Major Arena Soccer League. His brothers Jonathan and Nicholas also play in the TFC system.

Anthony Osorio
Personal information
Full name Anthony Osorio
Date of birth (1994-04-13) April 13, 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Left back, Midfielder
Youth career
2012–2014 Nacional
2014–2015 TFC Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Toronto FC II 50 (0)
2018– Mississauga MetroStars (indoor) 0 (0)
National team
2013 Canada U20 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 5, 2018

Club careerEdit

Osorio attended St. Edmund Campion where he represented the school team, having grown up in Brampton, Ontario. He was part of the team that won the school's second and third Ontario Federation of Schools Athletic Association Championship in four years.[1]

In 2013 after a successful trial in Uruguay Osorio joined the u19 side of Nacional. Then moved up to the reserve team the following year in 2014.

Toronto FC IIEdit

He joined the Toronto FC Academy in July 2014, and helped the club to become League1 Ontario champions and Inter-Provincial Cup Championship winners. Osorio was rewarded with a USL pro contract on December 9, 2015, joining Toronto FC II and going on to make 19 appearances in his inaugural season.[2] The midfielder made his professional debut on April 25, 2015, playing in a match against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the USL.[3] Osorio would spend three seasons with the club prior to be released at the conclusion of the 2017 season.[4]

International careerEdit

Osorio represented Canada at the 2013 Francophone games in Nice, France. He made his international debut in a friendly as a halftime substitute vs Cameroon that ended in a 0–0 draw. Osorio made his first international start and recorded his first international goal in a 1–0 win over Rwanda on September 8, 2013.

Personal lifeEdit

Osorio's parents are Colombian – his father is a native of Cali, while his mother was born in Medellín. Osorio's older brother, Jonathan Osorio, plays for Toronto FC and represents the Canadian seniors. Osorio's younger brother, Nicholas, plays in the TFC Academy and represented the Canadian under-15s.[5]

In 2018, Osorio suffered a nasty ACL tear which forced him to undergo surgery and not participate at all in the Metrostars' inaugural season as well as take all of 2019 off on the sidelines to recover from the tragic injury. Osorio was linked to a move to CPL side York 9 FC had the injury not occurred.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Campion flawless at Ontario finals" (PDF). Brampton Guardian. June 12, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "Anthony Osorio". Toronto FC. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  3. ^ "Canada - A. Osorio - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  4. ^ "Toronto FC II announce roster moves". Toronto FC. December 4, 2017.
  5. ^ "Nicholas Osorio". Canadian Soccer Association. Soccer family (brothers Jonathan and Anthony)