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Seattle Sounders Sign Alex Caskey, Andy Rose

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Andy Rose (Photo by Chris Coulter/<a href="http://soundersphotos.com/" target="new">SoundersPhotos.com</a>)
Andy Rose (Photo by Chris Coulter/SoundersPhotos.com)

The wait is finally over for Alex Caskey and Andy Rose. The Seattle Sounders signed the pair of midfielders on Tuesday, which should essentially finalize their roster.

The wait was especially long for Caskey. A third-round SuperDraft pick in 2011, Caskey ended up spending the season with the Charleston Battery of the USL-Pro. He had one assist and one goal in 15 games there. Of the two, he's more in the Brad Evans mold, while Andy Rose is more of a defensive midfielder.

Rose was acquired in a draft day trade with Real Salt Lake. The UCLA product was a two-time All-Pac-12 honoree and was the team captain. Both players are expected to bolster the team's depth, but are probably unlikely to see much playing time in cup competitions.

This should essentially finalize the Sounders roster as they get ready for their regular-season opener on Saturday. The last big move they are expected to make is in connection to O'Brian White. The team has until Saturday to decided whether to buy out his contract or place him on the Disabled List.