Chaim Roserie has options available to him, and choices to make in years to come.
The 16-year-old footballer was signed recently by the Jacksonville Armada in the North American Soccer League.
The second-youngest player on an NASL roster in the modern era, Chaim (pronounced HYME) can play for any of four countries in international football.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Chaim’s parents are from Guyana and Saint Lucia – his father is Lay Peter Roserie, from Micoud.
But Chaim, an explosive, quick midfielder, was raised in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
There, he played for West Toronto Cobras and Mississauga Falcons, considered to be some of Canada’s most elite clubs. He also attended St Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School in Mississauga, where he was named Most Valuable Player in 2010 and 2011.
Having also had exposure in the AC Milan Training Camp in 2008 and 2009, Chaim was ready for his American move in August 2014, when he signed on to the Armada’s 25-man development roster. Aged just 15, he was easily the youngest player in a squad full of mature men.
“Chaim is a tremendous young prospect for our club,” said Armada FC general manager Dario Sala. :He has a great amount of potential, and we look forward to seeing him develop and working to become a fixture in our lineup in the future.”
Chaim is presently awaiting official clearance to compete in official matches for the Armada, He did play 16 minutes in a friendly against legendary Argentine side Boca Juniors, providing a pretty back-heeled assist in the Armada’s 2-4 loss.
In years to come, it will surely be interesting to see what Chaim gets up to.