Rowe 'very excited' to be drafted by Revs

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Rowe 'very excited' to be drafted by Revs

KANSAS CITY -- The New England Revolution selected UCLA midfielder Kelyn Rowe with the third overal pick in the MLS SuperDrafton Thursday, then picked Tyler Polak, a left back from Creighton University, with the 22nd overall pick.On his Twitter account @Krowe210, Rowe posted:Very excited to play for New England Revolution, and thanks to all the Revs fans that have welcomed me already. revsfansbestfansBoth players signed Generation adidas contracts with the league prior to the SuperDraft and have been automatically added to New Englands roster.Were happy with our selections today, said Revolution general manager Michael Burns. To have two picks in the top 22, and to be able to sign two Generation adidas players that can join our roster immediately we feel that it will be beneficial to both us and the players.Rowe, 20, the 2011 Pac-12 Player of the Year as a sophomore, is a two-time All-American and has earned back-to-back all-conference honors. In 2010, he was also the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year. He scored six goals and added a conference-leading 10 assists in 2011, finishing his UCLA career with a total of 46 points in 46 games. Rowe was also ranked eighth in assists in NCAA Division I. After making six appearances with the U.S. U-20 National Team, the Federal Way, Wash., product recently earned a call-up to U.S. U23 (Olympic) National Team camp as the squad prepares for the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament.Polak, 19, is a two-time NSCAA All-Midwest honoree, earning the distinction as both a freshman and sophomore, and started each of his 44 total games played at Creighton. He led the Bluejay defense as it set numerous defensive records, and led the NCAA in shutout percentage and goals against average while allowing only five goals and 2.8 shots on goal per game this season. During his Creighton career, the Lincoln, Neb., native scored three goals and added six assists. Polak has been a member of the U.S. National Team pool at the U14, U17, U18 and U20 levels. After playing every minute during CONCACAF U17 World Cup qualifying, he continued to play every minute for the U.S. during the 2009 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria.Rowe is expected to report to the Revolutions training camp later in January, following his training commitment to the U.S. Under-23 squad, which is currently in camp in Southern California. Polak is expected to join the Revs on Monday, when they open camp at Gillette Stadium.

Ola Kamara scores twice as Crew beat Revs, 2-0

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Ola Kamara scores twice as Crew beat Revs, 2-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ola Kamara scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season and the Columbus Crew beat the New England Revolution 2-0 on Sunday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. 

Columbus (7-11-11), which played in the 2015 MLS Cup, is ninth in the Eastern Conference, but only five points behind D.C. United for the final playoff spot. New England (9-13-9) is seventh, one point back. 

In the 42nd minute, Kamara slid a shot through the legs of defender Darrius Barnes and it got past a diving Brad Knighton. Kamara added a penalty-kick goal in the 84th after he was nudged from behind by London Woodberry. 

Kamara has scored five times in the last three games and leads all MLS newcomers for goals scored this season. He trails New York's Bradley Wright-Phillips by five goals for the MLS Golden Boot. 

Revolution forward Kei Kamara made his return to Mapfre Stadium after being traded from the Crew in May. 

Rowe scores twice, Revolution beat Impact, 3-1

Rowe scores twice, Revolution beat Impact, 3-1

MONTREAL - Kai Kamara scored in the first minute and Kelyn Rowe added two goals to help the New England Revolution beat the Montreal Impact 3-1 on Saturday night.

The Revolution (9-12-9), who lost to Dallas in the U.S. Open Cup final this week, posted a third straight win in Major League Soccer play with only their second road victory of the season. New England moved two points behind fifth-place Montreal in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Didier Drogba scored on a penalty for Montreal (9-9-4), which has only one win in seven games. Perhaps more alarmingly, the Impact are 0-3-1 and have conceded 11 goals in their last four home games.