After spending his first seven years in Foxborough, midfielder Kelyn Rowe is back with the New England Revolution, the club announcing the free agent signing Wednesday afternoon.
“Kelyn is a talented player with valuable experience in this league,” Revolution sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena said in a statement. “We are pleased to bring him back to New England and look forward to his contributions on and off the field next season.”
The 28-year-old was traded to the Colorado Rapids and then subsequently moved to Sporting Kansas City last December. He was then dealt to Real Salt Lake on a Deadline Day deal and his option was declined following the season, making him an eligible free agent.
He made 18 total regular season appearances in 2019 with nine starts, registering a pair of assists.
Rowe returns to New England, where he played in 206 games with 160 starts, 29 goals, and 40 assists in 14,604 minutes played from 2012-18 after the Revs selected him third overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.
Rowe has four caps for the U.S. men’s national team, all coming for Arena during the 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup where he had a goal and an assist during the group stage.
“New England is a special place to me that feels like home and I’m happy for the opportunity to represent the Revolution again,” Rowe said. “I’m also very excited to work with Bruce. He had me briefly when I was at my best and wants to push me to become greater next season.”