New England Revolution Excited To Have Kelyn Rowe Back After Playing For USMNT
New England Revolution forward Kelyn Rowe was surprisingly returned to the Rev’s after a solid performance for the United States Men’s National Team in the group stage.
Having Rowe back for this weekends game is something that even surprised Revolution coach Jay Heaps.
“I thought he really assimilated well and played some good games. I think having a big picture of understanding that [USMNT Head Coach Bruce Arena] was bringing in six players – and I think Bruce does a really good job of balancing out who he’s taking from teams – I thought we would get one of the players [Juan Agudelo or Kelyn Rowe] back. I didn’t know which one. So, yeah, a little bit shocked. On Sunday, I would’ve bet money that both players were going to stay, to be honest with you.”
In addition to Rowe’s return, New England will have Xavier Kouassi back from injury. Both are exciting prospects for their teammates.
“It’s big. Those are two starters that we’ve missed. They’re going to add a big push for us going forward this weekend and hopefully we’ll get that win.” said midfielder Lee Nguyen on Tuesday.
Having these two key players back at a key moment against the LA Galaxy is important for the Rev’s after their recent struggles. Come Saturday at 7:30 p.m., the New England Revolution are looking to re-establish their dominance at home, something they will need to do to help turn their season around.
“It’s always nice to play here at home. We always feel good. I think we were a little unlucky in these last games, but we know what we are capable of. We know that our fans always give us this extra energy, which is important. I just hope this time we won’t let them down. We know what our duties are. Like I said before, we need to stick together like a team. We need to help each other and I know that we will get a good result.” said defender Antonio Delamea on Tuesday.
Saturday’s game against Jermaine Jones and the Galaxy can be found on CSNNE as well as NBC in the Boston area.