Mar 10, 2013, 11:17 PM EDT
It’s easy to talk about the known names for the New England Revolution this year, guys like Lee Nguyen and Juan Toja, the potential MLS All-Star and past All-Star, the stars around whom manager Jay Heaps has built his team’s attack.
But only those paying attention Saturday, as the Revolution won its season opener (on the road no less) know about the guy who bumped New England into final gear upon his 54th minute introduction.
That’s Kelyn Rowe, a 2012 rookie who turned a few heads early last year, but then faded from view along with the rest of the team as a forgettable campaign slogged on.
Well, everyone in the Revolution locker room was talking about Rowe after Saturday’s 1-0 win in Chicago. Not only did the UCLA man win a header as corner kick was cleared from Chicago penalty area, he also got back on the ball to steer a wonderful pass into the back post. That turned into Jerry Bengtson’s game-winner … and it gave everyone something to talk about in the post-game scene.
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