Andy Rosenband

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Andy Rosenband
Personal information
Full name Andrew Lee Rosenband
Date of birth (1981-04-27) April 27, 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Chicago, IL, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chicago Storm
Number 15
Youth career
1999–2000 Wake Forest University
2001–2002 Ohio State University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Dallas Burn 0 (0)
2004 Charleston Battery 4 (0)
2004 Milwaukee Wave United 4 (0)
2004– Chicago Storm (indoor) 113 (32)
2005 Chicago Fire Reserves 5 (2)
2005 Chicago Fire 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 28, 2009.

Andy Rosenband (born April 27, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Jewish-American soccer midfielder who plays for the Chicago Storm in the Xtreme Soccer League.


A native of Hammond, Indiana, Rosenband played high school soccer for the University of Chicago Laboratory School where he scored 115 career goals and was a two time ISL conference player-of-the-year. He was named to the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times Illinois All-State Soccer Teams.[1]

He played college soccer at Wake Forest University from 1999 to 2000 and at The Ohio State University from 2001 to 2002. As a freshman and sophomore for Wake Forest, Rosenband played in 31 matches for the Demon Deacons, scoring four goals and four assists. He was named to the Collegiate Soccer New Team of the Week Sept. 12-19 in 1999. Rosenband transferred to Ohio State prior to his junior year where he led the Buckeyes in points (14), shots (36) and shots on goal (19). Following a senior season in which he again led the team in points (20), Rosenband was named to the Great Lakes All-Region Second Team and the Big Ten All-Conference Second Team.

Professional career[edit]

In January 2003, he was drafted by the Dallas Burn 52nd overall in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft of Major League Soccer. Released in September 2003, Rosenband signed with the Charleston Battery and later that season played for the Milwaukee Wave United both of the USL First Division.[2] In 2004, Rosenband was signed by the Chicago Storm of the Major Indoor Soccer League. In the Storm’s inaugural season, he played in 37 games scoring 12 goals and seven assists for 19 points and blocked 13 shots. At the end of the 2004-05 season, Chicago lost the rights to Rosenband to the California Cougars in the MISL expansion draft. In 2005, he played for the Chicago Fire Reserves of the MLS scoring two goals in five games and was signed by the Chicago Fire for the remainder of the 2005 season.

Later in 2005, the Chicago Storm re-acquired Rosenband in a trade with the California Cougars that sent John Ball and the rights to Kevin Sakuda to California for target man Anthony Maher and the rights to Rosenband. He re-signed with the Storm on March 14, 2006 and played eight games scoring two goals and one assist. Following the conclusion of the season, Rosenband signed a contract extension through the 2008-09 season.

During the Storm's 2006-07 season, Rosenband reached a career high in points (29) and tied for second in the league in shorthanded goals (1). He played in 29 games scoring 11 goals and 6 assists helping the team to its first post-season win in franchise history.

After the 2007 season, Rosenband was selected to the USA Futsal team for matches held in South America. He was named as an alternate for Futsal Team USA during the 2007 Pan-American Games.


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