Defender/midfielder Andy Rose re-signs with Vancouver Whitecaps

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VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed defender/midfielder Andy Rose to a one-year extension.

Rose returns for his third season with the Whitecaps and seventh in MLS.

The 30-year-old product of Bristol, England has made 39 appearances across all competitions with the Whitecaps, including 32 starts.

Rose started his MLS career with a four-year run with Seattle in 2012.

The UCLA graduate then played with Coventry City in England and Motherwell FC of Scotland before joining the Whitecaps.

Rose, who has also earned his UEFA A Licence and UEFA A Elite Youth Licence, will also work with Nick Dasovic as the new Whitecaps FC MLS Academy U-19 boys team assistant coach, subject to the extension of his work permit.

"I couldn’t be more excited to continue my career here in Vancouver," Rose said in a statement. "I'm really enthusiastic about the path we're on as a team and am motivated to give our fans a season they can get behind."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 27, 2021.

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