“Brian is a guy that brings a tremendous amount of experience to our team, and we are thrilled to welcome him officially to the Club.” said Orlando City SC EVP of Soccer Operations Luiz Muzzi.
The 30-year-old goalkeeper will enter his eighth season in MLS in 2019, after beginning his career in Los Angeles with the Galaxy in 2012. Rowe had a breakout campaign in 2016 with the Galaxy where he recorded 31 appearances, tallying nine shutouts and earning a 1.07 goals-against average en route to the playoffs.
During that 2016 season, Rowe allowed the fewest goals (33) in MLS by any goalkeeper that appeared in a minimum of 30 matches. Rowe finished third in MLS with 113 saves and third in shutouts with nine.
The former UCLA Bruin continued his performance into the playoffs where he led the Galaxy to a 3-1 victory over Real Salt Lake in the Knockout Round.
In the first leg of the Conference Semifinals, Rowe recorded a clean sheet against Colorado Rapids and allowed just one goal during regulation in the second leg.
After the 2017 season, Rowe was traded to Vancouver Whitecaps where he appeared in 10 matches. In total, Rowe has appeared in 69 MLS regular-season matches, recording 16 shutouts.
TRANSACTION: Orlando City SC signs goalkeeper Brian Rowe.
Name: Brian Rowe
Born: November 16, 1988 in Chicago, Illinois
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon
Citizenship: United States