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Tag: MLS

Jan.
12th

Soccer: Federal Way’s Rowe picked third overall in MLS Draft


Kelyn Rowe during his time at Federal Way High School, playing a postseason match at Mount Tahoma High.

Less than two years ago, Kelyn Rowe was dominating South Puget Sound League opponents on the soccer field.

On Thursday, the 2010 Federal Way High graduate was the third overall selection in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft, taken by the New England Revolution.

“I’d like to say I expected it,” Rowe said in a telephone interview. “It’s all been a blur. The past two years have been good.”

Jason Baumgardt, Rowe’s coach at Federal Way, isn’t surprised to see Rowe go from prep to pro so quickly.

“Not at all,” he said, “Kelyn’s a special player.”
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