Rapids Sign Former Mexican National Team Forward Daniel Osorno

Commerce City CO (Aug. 1 2007)- The Colorado Rapids announced today that they have signed former Mexican National Team Forward Daniel Osorno. Osorno last played for CF Atlas of the Mexican first division. In accordance with team and league regulations details of the signing were not made official.
(To view Osorno's online bio page click here).

Osorno is now with the Rapids squad and is available to play his first match for the Colorado side in their match vs. FC Dallas this Saturday.

A prolific goalscorer Osorno is a flexible forward with good ball skills and impressive field vision qualities that made him an icon at Atlas.

The 28-year old Osorno made his professional debut with Atlas in 1997. From his debut Osorno quickly became a regular in the Atlas lineup and was one of Atlas’ regular goal-scoring producers for several years.

Osorno played for Atlas from 1997-2003 was loaned out to Monterey for the 2003-04 season and then returned to Atlas where he played from 2004-07. In his 278 games played for Atlas Osorno found the back of the net 61 times.

Osorno also has extensive experience with the Mexican National Team. In 1999 he was called up to the U-20 team. Later that same year he made his debut for the senior squad. Osorno has played in numerous tournaments for Mexico and was part of the team that beat Brazil in the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup.

In the 2003 Gold Cup final Osorno scored the game-winning goal in extra time to defeat Brazil and win the tournament. He has been selected to Mexico’s senior national team 56 times and has scored 12 goals for his country.

Daniel Osorno Calvillo
Number: 16
Position: Forward
Height: 5-8
Weight: 135
Birth date: March 16 1979
Hometown: Guadalajara Mexico
Last club: CF Atlas (Mexico)
Colorado Rapids: Acquired today Mexican forward Daniel Osorno