Seattle Sounders sign free agent midfielder Kelyn Rowe

TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing

The Seattle Sounders have signed free agent midfielder Kelyn Rowe, the membership introduced Friday. Rowe is a local of Federal Means, Washington, making the move a homecoming of kinds.

Rowe, 29, returned to the New England Revolution in 2020, making 10 begins. He made his identify with the membership after debuting in 2012 earlier than leaving in 2019. He spent the in-between season with Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake earlier than signing with New England last year. 

“We’re excited to bring an area product and confirmed MLS veteran in Kelyn to the membership,” Sounders normal manager & president of soccer Garth Lagerwey said in a launch. “He’s been a robust player in our league for close to a decade, and I look forward to seeing how he will help us win this season.”

Rowe has made 240 MLS appearances, including 29 goals and 42 assists. A center mid, Rowe can play a number of roles throughout the midfield and even played some video games at left back in 2018. He helped lead the Revs to MLS Cup in 2014, the place his side lost to the LA Galaxy. The former UCLA star has additionally earned 4 caps with the US males’s national team.

Rowe joins a Seattle team that fell just short of winning MLS Cup, dropping last year’s final to Columbus Crew SC. Seattle return the vast majority of their core, led by Nicolas Lodeiro, Raul Ruidiaz and extra.

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