Andy Rose re-signs with Vancouver Whitecaps for 2021 MLS season


The Vancouver Whitecaps have re-signed center back/midfielder Andy Rose for the 2021 season, the membership introduced Wednesday. 

The 30-year-old is getting into his seventh MLS season, having spent 2012-15 with the Seattle Sounders and then the last two years with Vancouver. He additionally played abroad for Coventry City and Motherwell FC, resulting in 241 first-team appearances as he enters one decade as knowledgeable.

“Andy is a consummate skilled and a mentor to our young players,” Vancouver head coach Marc Dos Santos said in a membership launch. “As a member of the senior management group, Andy helps set the tone by his willingness to assist the membership wherever wanted. We’re more than happy Andy will continue to be a member of our membership.”

Rose has featured in 119 MLS matches (72 begins), scoring six goals and supplying 9 assists. Born in Australia and raised in England, he played for Bristol City’s youth teams earlier than enjoying collegiately at UCLA. 

Apart from enjoying for the primary team, Rose may even be Vancouver’s U-19 academy team’s assistant coach alongside Nick Dasovic. Rose has already earned his UEFA A and UEFA A Elite Youth licenses. 

“I couldn’t be extra excited to continue my career right here in Vancouver,” Rose said in a launch. “I’m really enthusiastic concerning the path we’re on as a team and am motivated to provide our followers a season they’ll get behind. I’m additionally excited to begin working with our U-19 group and thank the membership for giving me the chance to gain useful teaching expertise. I feel we’ve acquired some wonderful young players and I’ll do every little thing in my energy to advance their careers.”


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