HOW ACQUIRED: Rights acquired on Dec. 10, 2018. Signed a contract through 2020, with a club option for 2021.
Rose returns to MLS after a few years in England to play for his former team's rival. He is a player who could fill in anywhere on the midfield but primarily is a central midfielder.
OUTSIDE MLS: Rose returns to MLS following three plus seasons in the United Kingdom. Most recently with Scottish Premiership side Motherwell FC, the defensive midfielder scored two goals in 53 appearances across all competitions. During his season and a half with English Football League (EFL) One club Coventry City FC, Rose scored five goals in 40 appearances, helping the Sky Blues lift the EFL Trophy in April 2017.
COLLEGE EXPERIENCE: As a team captain in 2011, Rose’s accolades included First-Team All-Pac-12 honors, Second-Team NSCAA All-Far West selection, Honorable Mention Pac-12 All-Academic, and a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award semifinalist in his senior campaign at UCLA. He was named to the College Soccer News Team of the Week for September 26-October 2 after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against Cal and converting a penalty kick against Stanford. He started in all 24 games, scored two goals, and recorded three assists on the season. As a team captain and First-Team All- Pac-10 honoree in 2010, Rose, who was also an Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic, led the team in minutes (2,051) and was one of four players to start and play in all 22 games. He scored one goal and added four assists. His lone goal of the season was a penalty kick at San Diego State. Rose assisted on the game-winners in overtime against San Diego and at California.
NOTES: Rose played for the Bristol City Football Club and was captain of the Under-16 and Under-18 teams. His club finished fourth in the FA Youth Premiership and lost in the fifth round of the 2008 FA Youth Cup to Manchester City after beating Everton and Leeds United. In 2007, his team also advanced to the FA Youth Cup fifth round, losing to Arsenal. Selected No. 6 overall in 2012 Supplemental Draft.