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Revolution select forward Tristan Bowen in Stage Two of 2014 MLS Re-Entry Process

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution today selected forward Tristan Bowen in the first round of Stage Two of the 2014 MLS Re-Entry Process. The first Homegrown signing in MLS history when he signed with the LA Galaxy in 2008, Bowen spent the 2014 season with Seattle Sounders FC. Since making his MLS debut in 2009, Bowen has appeared in 50 regular-season games, scoring four goals and adding six assists. Per the rules of the Re-Entry Process, the Revs now have seven days to make a genuine contract offer to Bowen.

The 23-year-old Los Angeles native began his MLS career with the Galaxy, signing with the club as a Homegrown Player in November 2008. He made his MLS debut in June 2009 against San Jose while also spending time on loan with Hollywood United (PDL) and Miami FC (USL First Division). In 2010, Bowen made 17 appearances for the Galaxy, scoring twice and adding a pair of assists while helping the club win the Supporters’ Shield. His two goals came in consecutive games, tallying the first goal of his MLS career in a road win over Columbus on May 29 and then scoring a week later in a home victory over Houston.

Following the 2010 season, Bowen was traded to Chivas USA and he made three appearances for the club in 2011 before heading out on loan to Belgian second-division side KSV Roeselare in August of that year. After scoring three times in 24 appearances with Roeselare, Bowen returned to Chivas USA and had two assists in five games for the club in 2012. He spent the entirety of the 2013 season with Chivas USA, setting career-highs with 22 games played and 15 games started while matching his career-highs with two goals and two assists.

He was traded to Seattle Sounders FC in December 2013 and made two substitute appearances in the league for Seattle last season, while also scoring in a July 19 friendly against Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League.