Diego Fagundez and Juan Agudelo also scored for New England (10-9-6) and the Revolution benefited from an own goal by Philadelphia's Amobi Okugo.
Danny Cruz scored for the Union (10-8-8).
Rowe put the Revolution on the scoreboard in the 26th minute on a low shot from 25 yards out.
Cruz tied it in the 51st as he grabbed a through ball from Conor Casey before escaping Matt Reis and putting it into an open net.
Okugo's own goal put New England ahead for good in the 58th, and Rowe's second goal - from 30 yards out - stretched the lead to 3-1 just seven minutes later.
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