Toronto FC's new captain is 31-year-old Canadian midfielder Jonathan Osorio, succeeding veteran Michael Bradley. Osorio, entering his 12th season with the club, has been named captain by coach John Herdman, who expressed confidence in Osorio's readiness for the role. With 341 appearances, Osorio leads the franchise and has 71 caps for the Canadian national team.
Herdman highlighted Osorio's special connection with the club and emphasized the midfielder's patience, experience, and maturity. Osorio, along with Lorenzo Insigne, Federico Bernardeschi, Richie Laryea, and C.J. Sapong, wore the captain's armband last season in Bradley's absence. Bradley became TFC's seventh captain in February 2015.
In a video announcement, Osorio expressed his honor and excitement at being named captain, emphasizing the responsibility and his determination to represent the fans and the city. The Brampton native aims to win his teammates' trust on the field as the new captain.
Jonathan Osorio takes the helm as Toronto FC's new captain, bringing over a decade of dedication to the club. Fans anticipate success under his leadership in the upcoming season. Osorio's captaincy marks a new chapter in TFC's legacy, and his impact on the team's history is eagerly awaited.
Toronto FC, currently in the first half of its training camp in Palm Beach, Fla., is gearing up for the pre-season. Following an intrasquad game, TFC will face Nashville SC on Feb. 2 in West Palm Beach. Herdman looks forward to adding players to the squad for these games and, once the team enhances its depth, will consider the next steps for players who haven't earned the right to play for the club through the pre-season. Osorio, with his deep connection to the club, is poised to lead both on and off the field.