Porter adds attackers Rowe, Boyd to US U-23 camp

Kelyn Rowe

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Caleb Porter added two more names to the upcoming US U-23 camp, bringing in forward Terrence Boyd and attacking midfielder Kelyn Rowe. That makes it 30 players total for Porter’s second camp in charge, which will begin later this week in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Boyd, who was born in Berlin, is the star of the Borussia Dortmund reserves, having scored 10 times in 15 games for them this season. The 20-year-old center forward is getting his second taste with the US, as he also featured in Porter’s November camp and has two goals in two appearances for the US U-23s.

The 20-year-old Rowe (above) will be making his debut at the U-23 level after having been a fixture with the US U-18s and U-20s. He just finished his sophomore year at UCLA, winning Pac-12 Player of the Year honors after scoring six goals and chipping in 10 assists, leading the Bruins to the College Cup semifinals in the process.

Rowe becomes the third collegiate player on the team, joining defenders Andrew Wenger and Sebastian Ibeagha of Duke. All three are expected to go pro within the coming weeks.

The U-23s are preparing for CONCACAF Olympic qualifying, which is set to take place at the end of March. The US were drawn into Group A along with Canada, Cuba and El Salvador, with the games scheduled for LP Field in Nashville, Tenn.