Kelyn Rowe posing with a fan
|Full name||Kelyn Jaynes Rowe|
|Date of birth||December 2, 1991|
|Place of birth||Federal Way, Washington, United States|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|Sporting Kansas City|
|2012–2018||New England Revolution||206||(29)|
|2019–||Sporting Kansas City||0||(0)|
|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 October 31, 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 28, 2018
College and amateur
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 U.S. U-20 national team full-time. In 2011, Rowe spent the summer on trial with the German Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln before returning to UCLA for his sophomore season.
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.
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. 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.
In June of 2018, The Revolution were approached by an unnamed Israeli Premier League club regarding a potential transfer for Rowe, however no offer was made as terms could not be agreed upon by the teams.
On December 18, 2018, Rowe was traded to Colorado Rapids in exchange for Edgar Castillo, then was immediately traded to Sporting Kansas City in exchange for Diego Rubio, $200,000 of General Allocation Money and $100,000 of Targeted Allocation Money.
Rowe played for the U.S. U-18 national team, and the U.S. U-20 national team, 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 named to the senior national team squad for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He made his debut in a friendly match against Ghana on July 1, 2017, and scored his first goal in a group stage match against Nicaragua on July 15, 2017.
|New England Revolution||2012||MLS||30||3||–||1||1||–||31||4|
- Scores and results list the United States's goal tally first.
|1.||July 15, 2017||FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, United States||Nicaragua||2–0||3–0||2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
- Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year:
- Winner: 2011
- Pac-12 Conference Freshman Player of the Year:
- Winner: 2010
- Pac-12 Conference:
- First-team: 2010, 2011
- NSCAA Far West Region:
- First-team: 2010
- NCAA All-American:
- Third-team: 2010
- Mayers, Joshua (April 13, 2011). "Catching up with local product Kelyn Rowe at Sounders camp". The Seattle Times. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
- Goff, Steven (February 25, 2011). "Tuesday kickaround: USA vs. Spain, Zak Whitbread, Diego Restrepo, Kelyn Rowe, Eddie Johnson, Barcelona vs. Real Madrid - Soccer Insider". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
- Jeff Carlisle (January 19, 2012). "U.S. soccer: 10 to watch under 21". ESPN.com. ESPN. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
- "Kelyn Rowe wins MLS player of the week honors". New England Revolution. August 26, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
- "Israeli club approached New England Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe". www.prosoccerusa.com. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
- "72 Players Invited to US U-18 Camp". Soccer-tournament-guide.com. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
- "Kelyn Rowe". U.S. Soccer. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 8, 2012. Retrieved December 24, 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- Castillo, Arielle (June 28, 2017). "After years passed over, Kelyn Rowe relishes USMNT shot under Bruce Arena". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
- Das, Andrew (July 1, 2017). "United States Beats Ghana in a Friendly, as World Cup Auditions Begin". The New York Times. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
- Kelyn Rowe at Soccerway
- Kelyn Rowe at Major League Soccer