After several weeks of speculations and pressure, Orlando City finally signed the sensational Paraguay Midfielder Josue Colman to her club on 15th of January, 2015. The 19-year- old Colman joined the Lions from the Club Cerro Porteno Primera Division of Paraguay where he led the attack that won his former club the Torneo Clausura on a 5 years contract. The player who was an important playmaker in his previous club said he is delighted to be joining his new club. His signing is the second major one after Sacha Kijestan from the New York Red Bulls. Colman signing will see him join the Club’s Young Designated player roster.
Josue Colman, a native of Asuncion, Paraguay is a young sensational player that played for the Paraguayan Youth international team. He had a total of 16 appearances for his country’s U-17 and U-20 national teams. He started twice in the just concluded 2017 South American U-20 Football championship. He also has a goal to his name in three appearances for his team at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
The young playmaker was signed as a perfect replacement for Kaka who retired after his 3 years spell at the club. His speed and creative ability as an attacker got him attracted to the club, though the coach will like to see him improve in front of the net after scoring just a single goal in 32 games in 2017. Colman is described a crafty player with high-intensity on the field of play. He is regarded as a good 1-v-1 player with precise passing accuracy and dribbling ability.
The head coach believes an additional playing time with good work rate will see him convert rapidly in front of the net. Josue Colman is capable of playing as a winger and as a second striker. He is seen as the perfect playmaker to get the club into a more comfortable place ahead of the new season.
In the world of Orlando City FC General Manager, Niki Budalic in a new club release, “ We are delighted to have such sensational young prospect in our midst.” Josue has great speed and can create chances for himself and others from any part of the field. His set skill, outstanding performance, and profile gave us the big boost that he will fit perfectly into our team at Orlando and do well in the MLS for years to come.
The signing of Josue Colman will see the attack line of the Lions more strengthened and will provide a better opportunity to close on the gap with the likes of Toronto FC, Columbus Crew, and Atlanta United. Colman’s pair with Yotun and Kljestan will create a strong attacking build-up that will not only provide more goals but will see the constant supply of ball from the midfield to finishers like Dom Dwyer and Stefano Pinho.
The fact that he is only just 19 years gives him a lot of time to adapt to the league and build up a strong force with other attackers in the team. There is no doubt that Colman will do well in his new team.