UCLA midfielder Kelyn Rowe, the lone collegian to start for the USA in ill-fated campaign in the Concacaf Under-20 Championship, is training this week at French club Rennes.
"After these two days I know I have much more to work on to get to the highest level in Europe," Rowe told Yanks-Abroad. "But that is why I am here doing what I am doing. I want to train myself at a high level and learn from the players above me to hopefully soon be playing aside them."
Rowe, who came out of nowhere to win a starting job with the U-20s, plans on traveling to Germany next to train. Because he is paying his own expenses and has not signed with an agent, he maintains his college eligibility. He'll be a sophomore next fall.