Another promising American talent will be taking his talents to Europe from the USL.
Orange County SC forward Korede Osundina has joined reigning Dutch Eredivisie champions Feyenoord, both clubs announced Wednesday. The 19-year-old is the fifth OCSC player to make the move to Europe and the first to join Feyenoord following the two clubs’ collaborative partnership established back in February 2023.
Dutch second-tier side FC Dordrecht for the remainder of the 2023-24 season
The Illinois-born Osundina joined OCSC at the start of the 2022 season, after being scouted
from the FC Barcelona Residency Academy in Arizona. Osundina has made 37 appearances for the USL side over two seasons, scoring four goals.
“I’m beyond thrilled to move to Feyenoord and continue my career in the Netherlands,” said
Osundina. “OCSC gave me the opportunity to play professional soccer and develop me, with a
clear path to playing in Europe that I couldn’t have found elsewhere.I’ve thoroughly enjoyed
every moment of my time in Irvine, and want to thank everyone at the club for their incredible support.”
Osundina follows in the footsteps of young OCSC prospects who have continued
their professional development with a major European team. U.S. men’s national team defender Kobi Henry is the most prominent after breaking the USL Championship transfer record in June 2022 following his move to French top-flight side Stade Reims.
Osundina has earned four caps with the USMNT U-19’s to date, scoring one goal.