Kelyn Rowe is heading back to New England after spending two weeks with the U.S. National Team. The midfielder made his international debut in a friendly against Ghana before playing two Gold Cup matches.
The U.S. finished on top of Group B by tying Panama and beating Martinique and Nicaragua. With the knockout stage on the horizon, head coach Bruce Arena made six changes to his roster.
Goalkeepers Tim Howard and Jesse Gonzalez, midfielders Michael Bradley and Darlington Nagbe and forwards Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey have joined camp, replacing goalkeepers Brad Guzan and Sean Johnson, midfielders Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan and Rowe, and forward Dom Dwyer.
Rowe leaves on a high note, as he recorded an assist against Panama and a goal against Nicaragua. The 25-year-old earned plenty of praise with some saying that he made a serious case to be included in next year’s World Cup roster.
Before that, Rowe will hope to help the New England Revolution avoid missing the playoffs for the second consecutive year. The club is currently 10th in the Eastern Conference with 20 points.