A dynamic attacking player who can play a variety of roles: attacking midfielder, winger, forward … has an accurate and powerful shot from distance … very technical and sees the field well … keeps possession despite coming under pressure in the midfield … has immense confidence in himself and his teammates … puts his teammates in great positions with well-weighted, accurate passes to create outstanding scoring opportunities … plays bigger than his physical size … strong and steady on the ball … a veteran of the U.S. youth national team program … a member of the Generation adidas class of 2012 … Twitter account: @KRowe210.
2012: Made 30 regular-season appearances, including 21 starts. Was third on the team in goals (3) and shared the club lead in assists (5) with Chris Tierney. Came on strong in the second half of the season when he scored one of his goals and four of his five assists. His five assists were tied – with Toronto’s Luis Silva – for first among all MLS rookies. Played three different midfield positions: right wing (including 18 starts), central midfield (including three starts) and left wing. Started and made his Revolution – and MLS – debut in the season opener at San Jose (March 10). Scored his first-career goal at LA (March 31). Scored one goal and recorded his first career assist in a substitute appearance against Chicago (June 2). Was issued a one-game suspension by the MLS Disciplinary Committee for a goal box collision with Ryan Meara in the 86th-minute against New York (July 8) and missed the match against Toronto FC (July 14). Recorded his second assist of the season at Montreal (July 18), setting up Lee Nguyen’s goal. Earned an assist on Saer Sene’s goal that won goal of the week honors at Philadelphia (July 29). Scored his third goal of the year at D.C. (Sept. 15) and picked up an assist in the next game on Darrius Barnes’ 95th-minute equalizer against New York (Sept. 22). Recorded his fifth assist of the season – a game-winning assist – on Diego Fagundez’s 17th-minute goal against Chicago (Oct. 20). Also made four appearances in the MLS Reserve League. Scored a 95th-minute goal, and hit the crossbar as the team’s second kicker in PKs, in a start in the team’s U.S. Open Cup third-round loss to the Harrisburg City Islanders (May 29).
COLLEGE: A two-year star at UCLA … the 2011 Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year as a sophomore and a 2010 NSCAA All-American … a two-time all-conference selection, he tallied 46 points in 46 appearances in his two seasons with the Bruins… as a sophomore in 2011, his 10 assists ranked eighth in NCAA Division I … scored seven goals in 22 games as the Bruins advanced to the NCAA College Cup, falling in the semifinals … as a freshman in 2010, honored as Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors … scored six goals and added a team-leading - and conference-leading - 10 assists as a freshman.
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: A veteran of the U.S. youth national team program … has appeared with the U.S. Under-18, Under-20 and Under-23 teams … most recently, he was called up by Under-23 (Olympic) team head coach Caleb Porter for a January 2012 training camp in Southern California … started in the midfield at the 2011 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship in Guatemala … had three goals and one assist in the U.S.’ two group-play matches, including both goals against Panama in the U.S.’ 2-0 win … also played with the Under-18s in 2008.
PERSONAL: Son of Scott Rowe and Sherri Kruzner-Rowe … has two sisters: Bree (23) and Baely (17) … Bree is a former defender on the University of Oregon soccer team (2007-10) … Baely is an accomplished gymnast – she finished seventh in the all-around competition at the 2011 Junior Olympics Nationals – and has already committed to attend the University of Utah in 2013 on a full athletic scholarship … majored in communications at UCLA … his non-soccer hobbies include playing basketball and football, watching movies and cooking … loves listening to Pandora, especially the Matchbox 20 station … playing for the U.S. U18 National team in Uruguay ranks among his biggest personal athletic accomplishments.