24 Under 24, presented by adidas: #16 Kelyn Rowe, New England Revolution

24 Under 24, presented by adidas: #16 Kelyn Rowe, New England Revolution

16. Kelyn Rowe

Pos: M | New England Revolution | Age: 22

Last Year in 24U24: #15  
2014 Stats: Matches played: 22 | Goals: 3 | Assists: 5
Castrol Index (as of 9/24/14): #67


First touch? Check. Vision? Check. Howitzer of a right foot? Check. Rowe led the league in goals from distance last year, and he's near the top again this season. As defenses have focused on ever-creative Lee Nguyen, Rowe has had more time and space to rediscover the form that made him one of the most promising youth internationals a few years ago. Can he keep it up now year after year?

What the experts say: "In college, you see one game and he was awesome. You'd see another game and he was useless. I think it was similar with New England. But in the last year or 18 months, he's really coming into things. He's feeling confident and comfortable out there. When you see a talented player play a poor game, I always say, if the atmosphere and environment around him is right, you'll see those qualities come out. He's a fantastic striker of the ball from distance and he's a guy who can see things differently than most players do."

What Opta says: Ranks third among players under 24 with 2.29 chances created per 90 minutes.

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