One of Major League Soccer’s most exciting young players … a dynamic attacking player who can play a variety of roles: attacking midfielder, winger, forward … has a deceivingly powerful and heavy shot from distance that has surprised several goalkeepers around the league … 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.
2013: Made 33 league appearances, including 26 starts (four at right wing and 22 in the central midfield). Scored seven goals and a team-high eight assists, including two game-winners, in league action. On the year in all competitions, scored 12 goals and added nine assists in 38 games. Picked up his first assist of the season at Chicago (March 9), lobbing a pass over the backline to Jerry Bengtson for the game-winning goal. Set up Diego Fagundez for the game-winner against Philadelphia (April 27) . Assisted on Ryan Guy’s first goal of the season against Salt Lake (May 8). Missed the Houston game (May 18) with right-calf tightness, the only match he missed all season. Scored one goal and added two assists against LA (June 2). Scored his second goal of the season at Vancouver (June 15), a shot from distance which was up for MLS goal of the week. Recorded an assist on a Dimitry Imbongo goal against San Jose (July 6). Scored a stoppage-time rebound goal vs. Chicago (Aug. 17). Scored two goals against Philadelphia (Aug. 25) - including his second goal which won MLS goal of the week - and earned his first-career MLS player of the week nod for Week 26. Recorded an assist on a Diego Fagundez goal at Toronto (Aug. 30). Scored goals against Montreal (Sept. 8) and at Chicago (Sept. 14). Saw his five-game point streak (five goals, one assist dating back to Aug. 17) come to an end against D.C (Sept. 21). Recorded an assist on A.J. Soares’ first goal of the season against Columbus (Oct. 19). Started both of the team’s MLS Cup Playoff matches against Sporting Kansas City, recording one goal and one assist in two games. Scored his first career playoff goal in the team’s 2-1 win over Kansas City (Nov. 2) in leg 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals and then recorded an assist on Dimitry Imbongo’s goal in the team’s leg 2 loss (Nov. 6). Also made three appearances in the U.S. Open Cup, including two starts. Had four goals and one assist in three games. Scored two goals and recorded one assist at Rochester (May 28) in the third round , and his assist was the game-winner on Andy Dorman’s 53rd-minute goal. Scored two goals again against New York (June 12) in the fourth round .
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 … is the middle of three children as he has two sisters: Bree and Baely … 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 now attends the University of Utah on a full athletic scholarship in gymnastics … 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 … very active in the community, he is a frequent volunteer at Boston Children’s Hospital and with children’s charities … has a weekly radio segment on 1510 NBC Sports Radio/Yahoo! Sports Radio in Boston … playing for the U.S. U18 National team in Uruguay ranks among his biggest personal athletic accomplishments.
How Acquired:Selected in the first round (third overall) in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft