FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution forward Juan Agudelo will remain on United States Men's National Team's 23-man roster for the Knockout Round of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. Soccer announced today. Midfielder Kelyn Rowe, who started three games, scored one goal, and recorded one assist in his first stint with the USMNT, will return to the Revolution ahead of its match on Saturday, July 22 vs. LA Galaxy (NBC Boston/CSN New England).
Agudelo, 24, is competing in the second Gold Cup of his career, having also represented the United States in the 2011 tournament. The Barnegat, N.J. native owns 26 career caps and has scored three goals in his international career. In the 2017 Gold Cup, Agudelo has started one match, against Martinique on July 12, and has made two substitute appearance against Panama on July 8 and Nicaragua on July 15.
Rowe, 25, earned three Starting XI selections from Head Coach Bruce Arena in his first stint with the U.S. Men's National Team. The Federal Way, Wash. native made his debut in a friendly against Ghana on July 1 before making two starts in the Group Stage of the Gold Cup. Rowe started in the USMNT's first Gold Cup match against Panama on July 8 and delivered an assist for the squad's lone goal. He then scored his first international goal against Nicaragua on July 15.
The former U.S. youth international was voted the 2016 Santander Team MVP by fans and has recorded four assists in 17 appearances, with 16 starts, in the 2017 MLS regular season. Rowe will return to the Revolution ahead of the club's next MLS match on Saturday, July 22 vs. the LA Galaxy. The match will be available over the air to residents of Boston on NBC Boston and will also be televised on CSN New England.
The United States, 2-0-1 in the 2017 Gold Cup, will play its Quarterfinal match in Philadelphia, Pa. on Wednesday, July 19. The USMNT's opponent will be determined by the results of Sunday's Group C matches.