BRADENTON, Fla. – Juan Agudelo, Cody Cropper and Kelyn Rowe are scheduled to arrive at New England Revolution preseason camp in Bradenton, Fla., on Monday night, having spent the past 18 days training with the U.S. National Team as part of the annual January camp in Carson, Calif.
Agudelo and Rowe both featured as substitutes in Sunday night’s camp-capping friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rowe playing the second half of the 0-0 draw on the left wing, and Agudelo entering as a 69th-minute sub on the front line. The duo nearly combined to set up Jordan Morris for a late winner, and both earned plaudits for sharp performances.
Now the focus shifts to MLS and the Revs, who are in the midst of their first preseason under new head coach Brad Friedel. The trio will jump straight into the fray on Monday night, and could see game action as soon as Wednesday morning when the Revs kick off their seven-match preseason slate.
“Cody, Kelyn and Juan are very important players for us,” said Friedel. “They’re not going to be just brought in and quietly integrated; they’re going to be straight to the gym tonight right after they land, they’ll be integrated (into training) tomorrow, and all three of them will be available for selection for our first game against New York Red Bulls.”