The New England Revolution had an active Tuesday, as they added left back Edgar Castillo while trading away Kelyn Rowe.
Castillo, 32, joins the Revs after spending one year with the Colorado Rapids while on-loan from Monterrey (Mexico). Castillo collected three goals and five assists during his first MLS season. Castillo won’t be a loanee in 2019 because the Rapids re-signed him before trading him to New England.
“We are excited to welcome Edgar to the Revolution and look forward to having him join us in New England ahead of preseason next month,” General Manager Michael Burns said. “We believe his experience at both the domestic and international levels, including his successful first season in MLS with the Rapids last year, will immediately benefit us this season.”
As part of the deal, the Revs sent Rowe, a seven-year veteran of the team, to the Rapids. Drafted in 2012, Rowe amassed 206 league appearances, 160 starts, 29 goals, and 40 assists while in New England.
“On behalf of the organization, I want to thank Kelyn for the past seven years he has spent representing the New England Revolution with professionalism on and off the field,” Burns said. “Beyond his numerous contributions on the field, he will always be remembered by the club and the fans for his work in the community. We wish Kelyn all the best.”
Rowe won’t be wearing burgundy next year, however, as the Rapids traded him, along with $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money and $200,000 in General Allocation Money, to Sporting KC in exchange for Diego Rubio.