2013 Rookie Watch: Osorio Nets First Goal

2013 Rookie Watch: Osorio Nets First Goal

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 2, 2013
  • 2013 MLS Season, 2013 Rookie Watch, 2013 Week 5, Features
Jonathan Osorio celebrates his first career goal. (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Jonathan Osorio celebrates his first career goal. (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Toronto FC rookie Jonathan Osorio scored the goal of his dreams on Saturday against the LA Galaxy. The homegrown product not only netted his first goal of his career but it was his first at BMO Field. Something the young striker could only dream about just years ago.

But Osorio’s goal wasn’t the only bright spot for manager Ryan Nelsen on Saturday. The homegrown also showed flashes of what could be to come out of him in the future with Toronto. His energy on the field changed the game in the second half for the Reds and nearly helped create three points.

Osorio wasn’t the only rookie that showed well in Week 5. Colorado rookie midfielder Dillon Powers scored a rocket of a goal early on in the 2-2 draw against the Portland Timbers. Powers’ goal is a nominee for MLS goal of the week as well.

Here is how the rest of the rookies did in Week 5.

Week 5 Minutes:

90 Andrew Farrell (New England)
90 Dillon Powers (Colorado) – 1 goal
90 Deshorn Brown (Colorado)
90 DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle) – 1 assist
90 Devon Sandoval (Real Salt Lake)
90 Carlos Alvarez (Chivas)
60 Adam Jahn (San Jose)
33 Erik Hurtado (Vancouver)
26 Jonathan Osorio (Toronto) – 1 goal
10 Ketuka Mannah (Vancouver)
11* Blake Smith (Montreal)

*Made MLS Debut

Total minutes for the season:

Homegrown Players:

DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle) 360 minutes, 1 assist
Scott Caldwell (New England) 180 minutes
Armando Moreno (New York) 2 minutes
Jonathan Osorio (Toronto) 35 minutes, 1 goal
London Woodberry (FC Dallas) 1 minute

SuperDraft picks:

#1 Andrew Farrell (New England) 360 minutes
#2 Carlos Alvarez (Chivas) 225, 1 goal
#3 Kyle Bekker (Toronto  FC) 128 minutes
#4 Kekuta Manneh (Vancouver) 66 minutes
#5 Erik Hurtado (Vancouver) 131 minutes, 1 assist
#6 Deshorn Brown (Colorado) 343 minutes, 1 goal
#8 Blake Smith (Montreal) 11 minutes
#9 Ryan Finley (Columbus) 15 minutes
#10 Eriq Zavaleta (Seattle) 6 minutes
#11 Dillon Powers (Colorado) 390 minutes, 1 goal
#12 John Stertzer (Real Salt Lake) 33 minutes
#16 Emery Welshman (Toronto FC) 15 minutes
#21 Donnie Smith (New England) 53 minutes
#29 Devon Sandoval (Real Salt Lake) 121 minutes
#30 Yazid Atouba (Chicago Fire) 55 minutes

Supplemental Picks:

Adam Jahn (San Jose) 241 minutes, 1 goal
Taylor Morgan (Toronto FC) 15 minutes