Over the years, the Revolution have choreographed countless goal celebrations: Kelyn Rowe rowing his boat, Diego Fagundez joining the musket men, Charlie Davies busting a move. Following the 2015 season, MLSSoccer.com recognized this unmistakable talent, featuring Rowe (3rd place) and Davies (Honorable Mention) during its annual "Celebration of the Year" campaign.
Kelyn Rowe, 3rd Overall
Match: Red Bulls at Revolution / Sept. 29, 2015
Rowe, who makes an appearance at the 1:33 mark, earned recognition for hopping a barrier behind the endline and "rowe-ing" his boat to shore. The Revolution midfielder first broke out this celebration in 2013, though he was then joined by Juan Agudelo, Ryan Guy, Chad Barrett and Fagundez. This time, he flew solo.
Rowe's goal came off a bounding pass from Scott Caldwell, who picked out his fellow midfielder with space in front of Red Bulls ‘keeper Luis Robles. With a curling, one-time finish, Rowe gave the Revolution a 2-1 lead, a goal that ultimately held up as the game-winner.
Charlie Davies, Honorable Mention
Match: Revolution at Union / April 20, 2015
Davies makes the first Revolution appearance at the eight-second mark. And then, for four glorious seconds, he breaks out his legendary stanky leg while donning a controversial "Happy Birthday Nina" undershirt.
The shirt, a tribute to Davies' wife Nina on her birthday, was not well received by the MLS Disciplinary Committee, who issued Davies an official warning for wearing an "unsanctioned undergarment." Davies didn't seem to mind. His goal—a one-time finish off a cross from Teal Bunbury—equalized the match in the 64th minute. Bunbury ultimately scored the game-winner.