Andy Rose joins Sounders FC as an Assistant Coach in 2022 following a 10-year playing career with over 250 career appearances in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Rose played seven MLS season with Seattle and Vancouver, starting 95 of 147 appearances with eight goals and 10 assists (including postseason play). After being selected sixth overall in the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft by Real Salt Lake, Rose was traded to Sounders FC, where he spent the first four years of his pro career from 2012-2015. The midfielder started 58 of his 106 appearances across all competitions in Seattle, scoring 10 goals. He returned to MLS with Vancouver from 2019-2021, making the transition from midfield to central defense, starting 53 of 60 appearances across all competitions with three goals and three assists.
Between his time in Seattle and Vancouver, Rose spent three years in his native United Kingdom with Coventry City FC (2016-2017) and Motherwell FC (2017-2018). He scored five goals in 40 appearances for Coventry City across all competitions, helping the Sky Blues lift the English Football League (EFL) League One trophy in April of 2017. He moved to Scottish Premiership side Motherwell in 2017, recording 57 appearances across all competitions with two goals.
Prior to his professional career, Rose played four seasons at UCLA, earning All-Pac-10 Conference First Team honors in 2010 and 2011. He started all 24 appearances as a senior and 73 of 81 career collegiate games for the Bruins, scoring five goals and adding 11 assists.
Rose was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 26 and launched Type 1 United at the start of 2020 while playing for Whitecaps FC. The community initiative, in partnership with Diabetes Canada, connects with T1D children and their family.
Rose holds a UEFA A License after taking courses during his time in the UK, as well as a UEFA Elite Youth A License. He also coached Whitecaps FC’s U-17 squad in 2021 during his final year as a player. Rose has a masters degree in sports management from Southern New Hampshire University.