Kelyn Rowe

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Kelyn Rowe
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Kelyn Rowe posing with a fan
Personal information
Full name Kelyn Jaynes Rowe
Date of birth (1991-12-02) December 2, 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth Federal Way, Washington, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
New England Revolution
Number 11
Youth career
2009–2010 Crossfire Premier
2010–2011 UCLA Bruins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– New England Revolution 140 (25)
National team
2008–2010 United States U18 5 (0)
2010–2011 United States U20 6 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 6, 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 19, 2011

Kelyn Jaynes Rowe (born December 2, 1991) is an American soccer player who currently plays for New England Revolution in Major League Soccer.


College and amateur[edit]

Rowe appeared as an attacking midfielder for the UCLA Bruins, and was a standout player during his freshman year in 2010, ranking second in the Pac-10 Conference in assists with ten and winning the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year award.

Rowe started 21 games for the Bruins in his freshman year in 2010, scoring seven goals and adding ten assists. As well as winning the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year award, Rowe was also selected to the All-Pac-10 First-team and Third-team All-American, while leading the Bruins to the Louisville, Kentucky Regional Game in the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Soccer Tournament.

Rowe took the spring quarter off at UCLA to train and play with the US U-20 national team full-time.[1] In 2011, Rowe spent the summer on trial with the German Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln before returning to UCLA for his sophomore season.[2]

During Rowe's sophomore campaign he scored six goals and tallied 10 assists during UCLA's run to the semifinals of the NCAA College Cup.[3]


Rowe was drafted 3rd overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, by the New England Revolution. He was listed in January 2012 by ESPN as one of the top 10 American players under 21. [1] He is known for his ball skills and passing ability. He scored his first goal in the 2012 campaign for the New England Revolution in a surprising win over defending MLS Champions the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-1 on the road.

Rowe won MLS Player of the Week honors for his two-goal performance in a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Union in Week 25 of the 2013 Season.[2]


Rowe played for the US U-18 national team,[4] and the US U-20 national team,[5] starting in all three games, scoring three goals and assisting on one in the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship tournament, while wearing the number 10 jersey.

Rowe was added to the December U-23 Men's National Team Training Camp Roster.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

All-time club performance
Club Season United States Major League Soccer US Open Cup MLS Cup CONCACAF Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
New England Revolution
2012 30 3 1 1 - - - - 31 4
2013 33 7 3 4 2 1 - - 38 12
2014 27 5 2 1 5 0 - - 29 6
2015 28 6 1 0 0 0 - - 29 6
Club Total 90 15 6 6 2 1 - - 98 22




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