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New England Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe voted MLS Player of the Week

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New England Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe voted MLS Player of the Week
NEW YORK (Tuesday, September 20, 2016) – New England Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the 28th week of the 2016 MLS season.
The 24-year-old scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Revs to a commanding 3-1 victory over the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo on Saturday. Rowe has five goals and seven assists this season, and has acted as a catalyst during New England’s current three-game win streak with two goals and three assists. New England currently holds the sixth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference standings entering the final month of the regular season (East #6, 36 points, 9-12-9).
New England opened the match in tremendous fashion as Rowe assisted on Kei Kamara’s first minute goal, sending a ball into the box that Kamara headed home to give the Revs an early 1-0 advantage (Watch Assist). Rowe would then score his first goal of the match in the 27th minute with a right-footed strike from outside the box that deflected off the woodwork and into the net to gain a 2-0 lead (Watch Goal). The goal is one of eight nominated for AT&T Goal of the Week.
The No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft would then complete his first brace of the season in the 59th minute to give New England a final 3-1 scoreline. Rowe pounced on a loose ball in the box and snuck a left-footed half-volley strike just inside the post past goalkeeper Evan Bush (Watch Goal).
The Revs next face Columbus Crew SC at MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday, September 25 (7 p.m. ET, FS1/FOX Deportes).
The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.