2013 Rookie Watch: Jonathan Osorio Making His Case

2013 Rookie Watch: Jonathan Osorio Making His Case

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 13, 2013
  • 2013 MLS Season, 2013 Rookie Watch, 2013 Week 24, Features
Can Jonathan Osorio (right) end up as the ROY? (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Can Jonathan Osorio (right) end up as the ROY? (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

The more I watch Toronto Homegrown midfielder Jonathan Osorio this season, the more I am starting to think he is in a prime position to get plenty of Rookie of the Year votes.

His performance against Seattle this past weekend was proof enough for me that he has what it takes to leap over the likes of Andrew Farrell, Gyasi Zardes and the two-headed monster from Colorado (Dillion Powers and Deshorn Brown) to win the award this year.

Osorio now has five goals on the season, which ties him with Brown for most out of any rookie.

Elsewhere this past week, FC Dallas homegrown defender/midfielder Kellyn Acosta got his first start and 90 minutes against LA. The wild 3-3 result saw Acosta get moved around the pitch by FC Dallas manager Schellas Hyndman. Acosta ended up playing left back, right back and center midfielder in the match. The kid is versatile to say the very least.

Here is how the rest of the rookies did in Week 24.

Week 24 Minutes:

90 Jonathan Osorio (Toronto FC) – 1 goal
90 Andrew Farrell (New England)
90 DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle)
90 Wil Trapp (Columbus) – 1 assist
90 Chad Barson (Columbus)
90 Deshorn Brown (Colorado)
90 Scott Caldwell (New England)
90 Taylor Kemp (DC United)
90 Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas)
90 Carlos Salcedo (Real Salt Lake)
89 Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)
83 Carlos Alvarez (Chivas USA)
76 Collin Martin (DC United)
75 Dillon Powers (Colorado)
25 Jason Johnson (Houston)
15 Devon Sandoval (Real Salt Lake)
13* Micheal Seaton (DC United)
1 Adam Jahn (San Jose)

*Made MLS Debut

Total minutes for the season:

Homegrown Players:

DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle) 1,540 minutes, 1 goal, 1 assist
Scott Caldwell (New England) 1,309 minutes, 1 assist
Armando Moreno (New York) 2 minutes
Jonathan Osorio (Toronto) 1,033 minutes, 5 goals
London Woodberry (FC Dallas) 333 minutes
Maxim Tissot (Montreal) 92 minutes
Wandrille Lefevre (Montreal) 36 minutes
Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy) 1,097 minutes – 3 goals
Carlos Salcedo (Real Salt Lake) 721 minutes
Chad Barson (Columbus) 818 minutes
Wil Trapp (Columbus) 450 minutes – 1 assist
Bradlee Baladez (FC Dallas) 27 minutes
Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas) 107 minutes
Collin Martin (DC United) 90 minutes
Michael Seaton (DC United) 13 minutes

SuperDraft picks:

#1 Andrew Farrell (New England) 1,823 minutes 1 assist
#2 Carlos Alvarez (Chivas) 1,386, 1 goal, 1 assist
#3 Kyle Bekker (Toronto  FC) 123 minutes
#4 Kekuta Manneh (Vancouver) 339 minutes, 1 goal, 1 assist
#5 Erik Hurtado (Vancouver) 437 minutes, 1 assist
#6 Deshorn Brown (Colorado) 1,715 minutes, 5 goals, 3 assists
#7 Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas) 231 minutes – 2 goals
#8 Blake Smith (Montreal) 228 minutes – 2 goals
#9 Ryan Finley (Columbus) 42 minutes
#10 Eriq Zavaleta (Seattle) 10 minutes
#11 Dillon Powers (Colorado) 1,873 minutes, 4 goal, 5 assists
#12 John Stertzer (Real Salt Lake) 33 minutes
#13 Jason Johnson (Houston) 168 minutes
#16 Emery Welshman (Toronto FC) 5 minutes
#17 Taylor Kemp (DC United) 449 minutes
#19 Charlie Rugg (LA Galaxy) 128 minutes, 1 goal
#21 Donnie Smith (New England) 53 minutes
#29 Devon Sandoval (Real Salt Lake) 623 minutes – 1 goal
#30 Yazid Atouba (Chicago Fire) 55 minutes
#38 Greg Cochrane (LA Galaxy) 668 minutes

Supplemental Picks:

Adam Jahn (San Jose) 935 minutes, 4 goals
Taylor Morgan (Toronto FC) 15 minutes
Leonardo Fernandes (Philadelphia) 267 minute
Michael Bustamante (New York) 5 minutes


  • Aug 13 2013
I'm fairly certain Osorio isn't eligible for the award based on the fact he already played a year of professional soccer.
    Drew Epperley
    • Aug 13 2013
    MLS hasn't really addressed it yet but some say that third division Canadian soccer is like PDL soccer in the US. If that is the case, he's a rookie.