Sporting Kansas City midfielder Uri Rosell has been elected to the Major League Soccer Players Association Executive Board, the MLSPA announced today. Uri is set to begin a three-year term with the Executive Board, which is the decision and policy-making body of the Players Association with its members serving as the highest level of PA leadership.
Uri joins eight other active MLS players to make up the nine-man Executive Board, and is one of two players elected to their first term, along with New England Revolution goalkeeper Earl Edwards Jr. The Spaniard is also the first international player to be elected to the MLSPA Executive Board, as the 33 others to serve on the board have all been domestic players from either the U.S. or Canada.
“The members of our Executive Board, both past and present, are a central part of the foundation of the MLSPA,'' Executive Director Bob Foose said in a statement. “I want to congratulate and thank our newly elected members. Their commitment to serving their fellow players and to bettering this league demonstrates the dedication and solidarity that has made the MLSPA into what it is today.
Uri is in the midst of his second spell with Sporting KC, having initially helped the team win the MLS Cup in 2013 during a three-year stint from 2012-2014. The 30-year-old rejoined Sporting ahead of the 2022 campaign and has made 20 appearances in all competitions this season, adding one assist.