Veteran MLS goalkeeper Brian Rowe announced his retirement on Tuesday night, calling to an end a career that spanned 13 seasons in America’s top flite. While with the LA Galaxy, Rowe developed into one of the top American goalkeepers in all of MLS.
Rowe was most recently with Orlando City but spent the majority of his MLS career in the Western Conference and most notably with the LA Galaxy. He began his career in MLS in 2012 with the Philadelphia Union before moving on to Toronto FC as the league’s pool goalkeeper.
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From there, Rowe joined the LA Galaxy where he put together six seasons in Carson and emerged as one of the top shot stoppers in the league. During this span he had 72 appearances with 59 starts. In 2016, he burst onto the scene with the Galaxy as he registered 33 appearances with 31 starts. That season, he also had a career high 77.4 save percentage.
Rowe, well-traveled and highly respected throughout MLS, was a solid and dependable goalkeeper at nearly ever stop of his MLS career. While most associated with the LA Galaxy, he left an imprint on several clubs throughout the league.
Across his career, one that also included stops with the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps before spending his final three seasons at Orlando City, he made 105 appearances and 102 starts that included 9,322 minutes played.
In 2019, his first season at Orlando City, he made a career high 32 appearances (all starts) and played 2,880 minutes (also a career high).
He won MLS Cup in 2014 as a backup goalkeeper with the LA Galaxy, making three appearances in league play. He never played with the United States national team but was called into camp in 2017.