Kelyn Rowe added to U23 camp

December, 14, 2011
12/14/11
12:37
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UCLA sophomore Kelyn Rowe has been added to the roster for the U.S. under-23 national team's weeklong camp in Florida that begins Thursday.

Rowe, a third-team All-American as a freshman and the Pacific 12 Conference's MVP this season, is the third collegian on the 30-man roster -- Duke defender Andrew Wenger and Sebastian Ibeagha were on the original list -- for preparations in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., for the CONCACAF qualifiers for next year's London Olympics that begin in March.

Former Bruins Michael Stephens, from the Galaxy, and Amobi Okugo, from the Philadelphia Union, also are in camp.

Rowe, 20, a creative midfielder from Federal Way, Wash., scored six goals with 10 assists to help the Bruins reach the NCAA Division I semifinals. He totaled seven goals and 10 assists as a freshman.

U.S. coach Caleb Porter, also head coach at the University of Akron, also has brought in Berlin-born forward Terrence Boyd, 20, who has scored 10 goals in 15 games for Borussia Dortmund's reserves this season. He was the U23 camp last month in Europe and has scored twice in two games for the team.

Rowe is expected to sign a Generation adidas contract with Major League Soccer and be among the top picks in next month's MLS SuperDraft.

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