By DAN KARELL
Fresh off winning the 2013 MLS Cup with Sporting Kansas City, Oriol Rosell achieved another milestone in his young career.
Rosell made his first-ever appearance for the Catalonian National Team on Monday evening as a second-half substitute in Catalonia’s 4-1 victory against Cape Verde. The 21-year-old played 22 minutes in the match, featuring alongside fellow Barcelona academy (La Masia) graduates Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Busquets, Bojan Krkic, and Gerard Pique.
In his first full season with Sporting KC, Rosell stepped into the starting lineup and emerged as one of Major League Soccer’s lock-down defensive midfielders, finishing fourth in the league with 66 fouls committed. Rosell moved to MLS from Barcelona in August 2012.
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