Just one day after earning MLS Team of the Week honors, Kelyn Rowe emerged with a greater recognition: MLS Player of the Week.
Rowe converted a pair of scrappy goals during the Revolution's 2-1 win over San Jose, scoring the club's first two tallies of 2015. Saturday's victory marks the second multi-goal outing of Rowe's career, as well as his second Player of the Week award.
A breakout performance form Rowe served as an unexpected gift for Revolution fans, as the UCLA grad struggled through the season's first three matches. Paired opposite Juan Agudelo, Rowe found acres of space on both the left and right flank, consistently impacting the match from an advanced midfield position.
On Saturday, when the Revolution visit the scoreless Colorado Rapids, Jay Heaps' midfield will experience its first log-jam. If Jermaine Jones and Teal Bunbury return to action, the pair will battle Rowe, Lee Nguyen, Diego Fagundez, Daigo Kobayashi and Scott Caldwell for five starting spots.
For now, the club will celebrate Rowe's return to form--and a 2-1 victory, the team's first of the season.