VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed on Friday that defenders Andy Rose and Bruno Gaspar have parted ways with the club.
“We are very thankful to Andy and Bruno for all their contributions,” said Axel Schuster, Whitecaps FC sporting director. “Both of them played key roles during their time at the club and showed a top level of professionalism. We wish them both all the best in the next steps of their careers.”
Defender Andy Rose
- 53 starts in 60 appearances across all competitions over three years with Whitecaps FC
- Assistant coach of the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy U-19 team during 2021
- Launched the community initiative Type 1 United at the start of 2020
Rose, 31, started 53 of his 60 appearances in all competitions since signing with the club prior to the start of the 2019 season, while tallying three goals and three assists. The product of Bristol, England started all 21 of his appearances in his final year in Vancouver, while also working as an assistant coach for the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy U-19 team.
Off the pitch, Rose, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 26, launched Type 1 United at the start of 2020. The community initiative was in partnership with Diabetes Canada to connect with T1D children and their families.
Defender Bruno Gaspar
- 12 starts in 18 appearances across all competitions last year with Whitecaps FC
- Started nine of the last 13 regular season matches in the team’s late season surge to the playoffs
- Named to the Week 32 MLS Team of the Week after scoring his first MLS goal against San Jose Earthquakes
Gaspar, 28, joined Whitecaps FC on a one-year loan from Portuguese first division side Sporting CP in March of last year. The Angolan international went on to make 12 starts in 18 appearances, including playoffs, recording a goal and an assist for the club.