FC Tulsa has signed German forward Milo Josef, a two-time All-America selection at Marshall University who scored 27 goals for the Thundering Herd in his college career. | Photo courtesy Marshall University
TULSA, Okla. – FC Tulsa announced on Tuesday the club had signed forward Milo Josef to his first professional contract, bringing on board a former NCAA College Cup title winner and two-time All-American to fortify its attacking corps ahead of the 2023 USL Championship season. The signing is pending league and federation approval.
Yosef joins FC Tulsa after four seasons at Marshall University during which he solidified himself as a top talent at the collegiate level and chronicled his legacy in the Thundering Herd’s history books. His 27 goals are fifth-most in program history and his 18 assists rank third.
Additionally, Yosef also competed in USL League Two during his college career, and this past season recorded four goals and two assists in four appearances for West Virginia United.
“Milo has great size, pace, and technical ability that allows him to glide with the ball,” said FC Tulsa Head Coach Blair Gavin. “This has proven to be very difficult for opponents as he has consistently been a difference maker and we look forward to having him in Tulsa.”
A native of Aachen, German, Josef broke onto the scene as a redshirt freshman in 2019 with 12 goals and three assists. He led Conference USA in every major attacking statistic and won the conference’s Offensive MVP and Freshman of the Year awards in addition to being voted to the All-Conference USA First Team. Yosef’s head-turning campaign culminated in the first United Soccer Coaches Second Team All-America honor in Marshall history as well as an All-Southeast Region team recognition.
Yosef appeared on the 2020 MAC Hermann Trophy Preseason Watch List ahead of his upcoming sophomore campaign and concluded it as an NCAA College Cup title winner following Marshall’s 1-0 win against No. 3 Indiana in the championship match.
Yosef’s 2022 senior season was another fantastic display of the forward’s dynamic skill set as he earned a second All-America Second Team award of his collegiate career. In addition, Yosef finished as a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist and was titled the Sun Belt Men’s Soccer Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year with eight goals and three assists.
“I can’t wait to start the season in 2023 and I’m really looking forward to coming to Tulsa, connecting with the community, and making incredible memories,” said Yosef. “Let’s make this year special.”