KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 12: MLS Commissioner Don Garber talks to the media during the first round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft presented by Adidas on January 12, 2012 at Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
New England made two Generation adidas selections in the 2012 SuperDraft.
Both Rowe and Tyler Polak are Generation adidas players who should make an immediate impact on the Revs.
Revolution general manager Michael Burns had this to say about the selections
"We're happy with our selections today," Revolution General Manager Michael Burns said. "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." (Revolution Soccer.net)
Under the Generation adidas program, MLS and adidas try to encourage talented collegiate players to go to MLS early. The league holds money in escrow for the players so that they can return to college to finish their degrees later.
Rowe won the Pac-12 Player of the Year Award as a Sophomore. Rowe also had six goals and 10 assists (which led the conference) in 2011. He had 46 points in 46 games for UCLA.
Polak was a stalwart on the record-breaking Creighton backline, starting all 44 games of his career. In 2011, Creighton allowed just 5 goals all season. Polak also scored three goals and had six assists during his career.