Player Details


Kelyn Rowe


5' 8"


170 lbs

Date of Birth

12.2.1991 (30)


Federal Way, Washington USA


2022 MLS Regular Season
2022 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

Updated September 17, 2020


  • Nine-year MLS player owns 233 career appearances, 176 starts, 29 goals, 42 starts, and more than16,000 minutes played with New England, Kansas City, and Real Salt Lake.
  • Voted 2016 Santander Most Valuable Player by fans and named the Revolution’s Humanitarian of the Year in four straight years from 2014-17.
  • One of two Revolution players with at least five assists in six different seasons, doing so in each of his MLS campaigns (2012-17).
  • Debuted with U.S. Men's National Team in 2017 and owns four career caps with one goal with one assist, both in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
  • Drafted by New England with the third overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft; traded to Colorado Rapids on Dec. 18, 2018, before being reacquired as a free agent on Dec. 4, 2019.

MLS CAREER: A Revolution fan favorite for work both on and off the field currently in ninth MLS season and eighth with New England…Initially joined the club as the third-overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft…Traded to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for Edgar Castillo on Dec. 18, 2018, before being reacquired as a free agent on Dec. 4, 2019…Spent the 2019 campaign with Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake…Experienced playing in central midfield, on the wing, and as an outside back…Named the Revolution’s Humanitarian of the Year in four straight seasons from 2014-17 for commitment to numerous philanthropic causes, including fighting childhood cancer…One of five Revolution players with 40 career assists and one of two Revs players (Steve Ralston) with at least six different five-assist campaigns…Career regular season totals include 233 appearances, 176 starts, 29 goals, and 42 assists in 16,063 minutes played…Revolution career totals include 215 appearances, 167 starts, 29 goals, and 38 assists…Scored one goal with two assists in nine postseason appearances, with seven starts…Scored six career goals in U.S. Open Cup, tied for second-most in club history…In 2020, has appeared in nine games, starting seven, with New England…With Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake in 2019, recorded 18 games played with nine starts and two assists across 870 minutes played…Played in 27 matches in 2018, making 18 starts, and contributed two assists and one goal…In 2017, appeared in 23 games, starting 21, and recorded one goal with seven assists…In 2016, voted Santander Most Valuable Player by fans after registering five goals and seven assists in 33 appearances, with a career-high 32 starts…Tied a career best with seven goals and added six assists in 33 games in 2015…Started 21 of 27 games in 2014…Scored five goals with five assists…In 2013, started 26 matches and scored seven goals with a personal-best eight assists…As a rookie in 2012, started 21 of 30 appearances and finished with three goals and five assists.

2020: Signed as a free agent on Dec. 4, 2019…Has made nine appearances and seven starts with 589 minutes played through the team’s first 11 games of the season…Made one additional appearance in the MLS is Back Tournament Round of 16 match on July 25 vs. Philadelphia…(7/9) at MTL: Started and played 90 minutes in central midfield…Marked first appearance with New England since 2018…(7/17) at DC: Played 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw…(7/21) at TOR: Made a third consecutive start and played 60 minutes…(9/12) at PHI: Logged ninth consecutive appearance and played 76 minutes.

2019 (with Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake): Acquired by Sporting Kansas City from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for Diego Rubio and $300,000 in allocation money on Dec. 18…Made 14 appearances with Kansas City before being traded to Salt Lake on Aug. 7…Appeared in four regular season games for Salt Lake, as well as one postseason game…Totals for the 2019 regular season include 18 games played, including nine starts, with two assists in 870 minutes played…Appeared in one U.S. Open Cup game for Kansas City…(3/3) at LAFC: Debuted for Kansas City as a substitute…Played 12 minutes…(3/17) at COL: Played 61 minutes in first start for Kansas City in 1-1 away draw…(4/27) vs. NE: Recorded first assist of season in the 4-4 draw…(5/26) vs. SEA: Tallied second assist of 2019 in the 3-2 win…(8/31) at POR: Debuted for Salt Lake in a 1-0 loss to Portland…Played 78 minutes and recorded one shot…(9/21) at NE: Started and played 90 minutes in first appearance as a visitor in Gillette Stadium…(10/19) vs. POR: Played one minute as a substitute in 2-1 win in Round One of the 2019 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.

2018: Made 27 appearances with 18 starts…Tallied one goal and two assists on the season...Missed three matches with a knee injury…Played 15 minutes as a substitute in U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round match at Louisville on June 5…(3/10) vs. COL: Started and played 70 minutes at right midfield…Recorded one shot…(4/6) vs. MTL: Notched two assists in 25 minutes of action, giving him 40 helpers for his MLS and Revolution career…Became the fourth Revs player to record 40 regular season assists, joining Steve Ralston (73), Lee Nguyen (49), and Chris Tierney (40)…(5/5) at MTL: Made first appearance since April 6 in return from knee injury…Played 20 minutes as a second-half substitute…(5/12) vs. TOR: Played 67 minutes in third start of the season and first since March 24 in the 3-2 win…(6/2) vs. NY: Played a season-high 84 minutes in the 2-1 win…(7/7) vs. SEA: Started and played first full 90 minutes of season in 0-0 home draw with Seattle…(9/5) at NYC: Started and played 90 minutes in 1-0 shutout road win at Yankee Stadium…(9/22) vs. CHI: Started, played 90 minutes, and registered a season-high four shots in 2-2 draw vs. Chicago…(10/18) at RSL: Started, played 90 minutes and scored first goal of 2018 season in a 4-1 loss at Real Salt Lake.

2017: Appeared in 23 games with 21 starts and totaled one goal with seven assists…Missed eight contests with a right knee sprain suffered on Aug.26…Finished third on the team in assists…Totaled 1,897 minutes splitting time between midfield, left back, and right back…Debuted with the U.S. Men's National Team during the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, recording one goal and one assist…(3/4) at COL: Made 2017 debut in the season opener…Started and played 90 minutes…(3/25) vs. MIN: Started in the home opener, a 5-2 win…(4/8) vs. HOU: Made 125th career start – all with New England – and second ever at left back…Helped team secure clean sheet in 2-0 win…(4/22) vs. DC: Made second start of the season at left back and recorded first assist on Juan Agudelo's goal in the 2-2 draw…(4/29) at SEA: Started at left back and tallied an assist for the second consecutive game with a pinpoint cross to Agudelo's head…(5/13) vs. RSL: Eclipsed 12,000 minutes played in MLS career…(5/31) at NYC: Delivered skillful assist on Xavier Kouassi's late equalizer…(6/3) vs. TOR: Named to's Team of the Week…(7/22) vs. LA: Made first start after international duty and recorded one assist on Teal Bunbury's first goal of the contest…Joined Steve Ralston (eight seasons) as the only Revs to record five-plus assists in six different seasons…(7/29) vs. PHI: Added another assist, the game winner, on Kei Kamara's opening strike…Made 175th regular season appearance…(8/12) vs. VAN: Notched assist in 1-0 win…(8/26) at NYC: Suffered right knee sprain late in the match, forcing him to miss the next eight contests…(10/15) vs. NYC: Returned to 18-man match day roster…(10/22) at MTL: Entered game in 87th minute in first action back from injury…Capped the season with a stunning game-winning goal in the sixth minute of second-half stoppage time to give New England its first road win.   

2016: Voted Santander Most Valuable Player by fans and earned third consecutive Humanitarian of the Year award…Tied for second on the Revs with 33 appearances, starting a career-best 32 games…Registered five goals and finished second on team with seven assists…Logged minutes at every position aside from goalkeeper and center back…Earned third career MLS Player of the Week nod for two-goal, one-assist performance at Montreal on Sept. 17…Started three U.S. Open Cup matches, totaling 279 minutes…(4/9) vs. TOR: Scored first goal of the season in the 14th minute to move into a tie for 10th on the club’s all-time scoring list…Earned Santander Man of the Match honors for performance…(4/30) vs. ORL: Notched first assist of the season in the 71st minute on a pass to Juan Agudelo…(5/8) at LA: Scored second goal of the year with a hard strike into the upper left corner of the net…Named Santander Man of the Match…(5/14) vs. CHI: Made 100th career start and first career start at right back…(6/18) at VAN: Scored 25th career goal to move into ninth place in club history…Became seventh Revolution player to record 25 goals and 25 assists with the club…(7/2) at MTL: Recorded third assist of the season on a through ball to Kei Kamara…(7/31) at ORL: Registered 27th career assist on Kamara’s opening goal…(8/6) at TOR: Assisted Teal Bunbury’s late goal…(8/28) at NY: Made 150th regular season appearance in MLS…(9/3) vs. COL: Tallied fifth assist of the season…(9/10) vs. NYC: Registered sixth assist of season and surpassed Pat Noonan for sixth place on club’s all-time assists chart…(9/17) at MTL: Named MLS Player of the Week for third time after recording two goals and one assist...Notched third brace of MLS career...Moved into eighth place on Revs’ all-time goal scoring list...Named to’s Team of the Week...Earned AT&T Goal of the Week nomination for 27th-minute goal...Voted Santander Man of the Match…(10/1) vs. SKC: Returned to action after missing one match due to illness.

2015: Appeared in 33 games, starting 21 times, and tallied seven goals with six assists…The seven goals tied a career high set in 2013…Tied for second on the team in both assists and goals…Ranked third on the Revs with 24 shots on goal and tied for the team lead with 12 substitute appearances…Led all Revolution subs with three goals off the bench…Started in the Fourth Round match in the U.S. Open Cup…(3/28) vs. SJ: Registered the second multi-goal game of MLS career in the team’s first win of the season…Put in two goals on seven shots, five of which were on frame…Earned MLS Player of the Week honors for Week 4 after two-goal outing…(4/4) at COL: Notched an assist in the Revs’ 2-0 win…(4/25) vs. RSL: Tallied the 20th assist of pro career…(5/7) at ORL: Became the 22nd Revolution player to appear in 100 games…Scored 10 minutes after coming on as a substitute…(7/25) at CHI: Slotted home a late equalizer in the 2-2 draw for fourth goal of the season…(9/13) at TOR: Tallied the 20th goal of MLS career in the 3-1 win…Became the seventh Revolution player to tally 20 goals and 20 assists with the club…(9/16) vs. NY: Started and scored a game-winning goal…Marked first time scoring in back-to-back games in over two years…(10/25) at NYC: Scored last goal of the season in the finale, a 3-1 win.

2014: Made 27 appearances and started 21 times for the Revolution…Scored five goals and added five assists…Ranked second on the team in goals and assists…Missed seven games early in the season with a hamstring injury, but then started 18 of the team’s final 19 matches…The Revs went 4-0-1 in games when he scored a goal…Registered one assist in three straight games from Aug. 23 to Sept. 3, helping the Revolution post a 3-0-0 mark over that stretch…Made five postseason appearances with four starts, notching one assist…Played in two U.S. Open Cup matches, with one start…Scored a game-winning goal and sixth all-time Open Cup goal…(6/28) vs. PHI: Notched first assist of the season, setting up New England’s only goal in the 3-1 loss…(7/30) vs. COL: Scored first goal of the season…(8/30) at TOR: Tallied one goal and one assist in the 3-0 road victory…(9/3) vs. SKC: Tallied an assist in a third straight match…(9/13) vs. MTL: Continued hot scoring streak with a goal in the 2-1 win…(9/26) at SKC: Scored for the third time in six matches in the 3-2 win…(10/11) at MTL: Slotted home his last goal of the season in the 2-2 draw…Postseason: (11/1) at CLB: Earned an assist when free kick was headed in by Charlie Davies to give the Revs a 1-0 lead en route to the 4-2 win…(12/7) at LA: Returned to the starting lineup for MLS Cup and played the full 120 minutes.

2013: Made 33 league appearances, including 26 starts, and tallied seven goals with a team-high eight assists…Two of the assists were game-winners…In all competitions, scored 12 goals and added 10 assists in 38 games…Found way onto the scoresheet in five straight games from Aug. 17 to Sept. 14, collecting five goals and one assist…Missed only one game all year due to a calf injury…Scored a team-best four goals and posted one assist in the U.S. Open Cup…Scored two goals in the Third Round win over Rochester and another two in the Fourth Round win over New York…(3/9) at CHI: Collected an assist in the season opener, setting up Jerry Bengtson’s game-winner…(4/27) vs. PHI: Created another goal for second assist of the year…(5/8) vs. RSL: Tallied third assist on the season…(6/2) vs. LA: Scored one goal with two assists in the 5-0 win…Marked the first multi-assist game of MLS career…(8/25) vs. PHI: Scored two goals in the 5-1 win for first multi-goal game in MLS competition…Named MLS Player of the Week, while one of the two goals earned MLS Goal of the Week honors…Postseason: (11/2) vs. SKC: Scored first career postseason goal, the game-winner, in MLS Cup Playoffs debut…(11/6) at SKC: Assisted Dimitry Imbongo’s goal in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Series.

2012: Appeared in 30 regular season games, starting 21 times, during rookie season with the Revolution…Scored three goals and tied for the team lead with five assists, which were also tied for the most among MLS rookies…Scored in the Revs’ U.S. Open Cup Third Round match…Made four appearances in the MLS Reserve League…(3/10) at SJ: Made MLS debut in the season opener, playing the full 90 minutes…(3/31) at LA: Scored first MLS goal in the 3-1 win…(6/2) vs. CHI: Involved in each of the Revs’ two goals despite playing only 26 minutes as a sub…Earned one goal and one assist, the first helper of MLS career…(9/15) at DC: Scored third and final goal of the season…(9/22) vs. NY: Assisted Darrius Barnes’ 95th minute equalizer.

NATIONAL TEAM (UNITED STATES): Capped four times by U.S. Men's National Team…Earned first call up at senior level ahead of 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup…Made debut in friendly against Ghana on July 1, 2017, earning the start…Played in Gold Cup Group Stage match against Panama on July 8, 2017, recording an assist on the team's lone goal in the draw… Scored first international goal with clever right-footed finish against Nicaragua in the Group Stage finale… Began 2018 by participating in January camp under interim Head Coach Dave Sarachan…Played in friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 29, 2018…Former U.S. youth international with experience on the U.S. Under-18, Under-20, and Under-23 teams…Played at the 2011 Concacaf Under-20 Championship in Guatemala…Tallied three goals and one assist in two Group Play matches, including both goals in a 2-0 win over Panama.

COLLEGE (UCLA): Spent two years at UCLA and tallied 13 goals and 20 assists in career…Earned a pair of all-conference selections…Selected as the 2011 Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year as a sophomore after he scored seven goals with 10 assists…The 10 assists were the eighth most in the nation…Helped UCLA reach the NCAA College Cup in 2011…Scored in the semifinal match against North Carolina…As a freshman, scored six goals and a conference-leading 10 assists…Named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American in 2010…Helped the Bruins reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament by recording one goal and two assists in three tournament games.

PERSONAL: A fan favorite for his work off the pitch, earned four consecutive Humanitarian of the Year awards from 2014-17…Heavily involved in several philanthropic efforts, most notably the Jessie Rees Foundation and Team NEGU (Never, Ever Give Up)…Named the 2016 All-Star of the Year by the Jessie Rees Foundation…Attended Federal Way High School in Washington…Named a Parade and ESPN/Rise All-American…Named the 2010 Class 4A soccer Player of the Year by multiple publications…As a freshman, earned first-team all-league and all-city honors, and second-team all-state recognition…Played youth club soccer with Crossfire Premier, being named to the U16 West Conference Starting XI in 2007 and 2008…Named the No. 5 player on Top Drawer Soccer’s recruit list…Has an older sister, Bree, who was a defender on Oregon’s soccer team from 2007-10…Younger sister, Baely, was an elite gymnast and coaches gymnastics at the University of Washington.