Player Profile: #19: Andy Rose

Andy Rose should enter a dunk contest - Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

When Seattle traded for Rose during the draft he was thought of as just another UCLA guy. That might be underselling the most Brad Evans-y of not B-Rads out there.

He's big, he's tall. He's a dude that plays in the middle. Andy Rose is a defense first central midfielder who adds in better passing than people usually credit him. There's some interesting data in his CPR numbers.

#19 Andy Rose
Nat'l Affil England/Australia/USA Age 23
Years Pro 2 Years Sounder 2
Pos/Role Holding Mid, Box-to-Box Mid
MLS (+Playoff) Stats CCL/USOC Stats Reserve Stats
Apps 19 3 8
Starts 9 1 7
Mins 894 171 630
G 1 0 1
A 2 0 0
PP/90 0.4 -- 0.29
Advanced Stats
Off Pass % Net Shot Rate Net Duel Rate
Total 69% 0.95 -0.48
Team Rank 4th 2nd 15th

#19 Andy Rose

.The list of places Rose lived while growing up is extensive. That past in the mid-east, Australia, England and the USA is diverse and an interesting story. His time with Bristol City and UCLA gave him a quality foundation as a player.

Offense: Andy's offense is not considered to be the greatest, and yet, when in the attacking third he passes quite well. The team as a whole takes more shots than their opponents. He is not flashy, this is probably his young B-Rad showing through. Andy is where he needs to be, completes what he should and let's the stars shine. Not creative. Willing to shoot from distance. Could pick up scrappy goals in dead ball scrums.

Defense: This is what Rose is known for doing well. He's a quality ball-winner in the air. He tackles well. Goes to ground well at usually appropriate times. Adds well to set-play defense. Positionally aware. Has deputized in training at right back and centerback.

Physique: Strong, tall, solid. Enjoys playing to contact. Speed is neither an advantage nor a disadvantage.

Best Case 2014: Improved positional awareness and experience could result in Rose playing a W. Johnson type role in the diamond.

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