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Rowe Returns to Revs

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Kelyn Rowe’s first stint with the United States Men’s National Team has concluded after coach Bruce Arena revamped his Gold Cup roster on Sunday.

The Revolution midfielder scored in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Nicaragua before he was among six released from camp to make room for goalkeepers Tim Howard and Jesse Gonzalez, midfielders Michael Bradley and Darlington Nagbe and forwards Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey. The six replace Rowe, goalkeepers Brad Guzan and Sean Johnson, midfielders Alejandro Bedoya and Cristian Roldan, and forward Dom Dwyer.

“We have added some experienced players to the roster that can help us in the Knockout Round of the Gold Cup, Arena said in a federation release. “The players leaving all made a good impression, and I’m optimistic for their future with the National Team program.”

After earning his first National Team call-up in late-June, Rowe made his international debut in a 2-1 win to Ghana on Jul. 1. He collected an assist against Panama on Jul. 8, before scoring his first U.S. goal against Nicaragua.

“It’s been a whirlwind for all of us, fighting for spots,” Rowe told the media after Saturday’s win. “The fact that you can put on a whole new XI at any point is pretty amazing.”

All told, Rowe played in three matches (all starts), getting 193 total minutes with the National Team.

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