Astute eyes noticed that a former Coventry City and Seattle Sounders midfielder was on the sideline during Seattle’s last home game. Andy Rose has friends in the area, he lived here for a few years, and his sister is currently an assistant tennis coach at UW. He left on good terms, as President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey offered him a contract at the time Rose signed with Coventry City.
Lagerwey still has a good relationship with the now free agent. “I had coffee with Andy, talked for a couple hours. He's a great dude, I love him. I wouldn't be surprised if his path took him back to the United and hopefully as part of our organization.”
Right now the Sounders probably do not need Rose’s positions. He is mostly a defensive mid with a smattering of time in other roles (CM, RM, RB, CB) while with Seattle. But, like so many players in the past, there is a chance that Rose is again a Sounder.
“I don't think it's now, but i think at some point in the future. He's obviously someone who left on good terms and is a great pro and is a great person.”
Rose suffered a significant injury in his final game with Coventry City. In his 18 months there he started 26 matches with seven sub appearances. He scored four goals. City was relegated at the end of their 2016/17 season after finishing 23rd on the table. They will be in League Two in 17/18. Rose, who didnt play after his injury, was granted his release at the end of the season.