Although Teal Bunbury has successfully transitioned to the wing, it doesn’t mean he’s lost his eye for the goal.
On Sunday, Bunbury scored the final tally of the New England Revolution’s 3-1 victory over the Columbus Crew. The opportunity was presented by Daigo Kobayashi, who cleverly split the Crew defense in the 77th minute. Bunbury made no mistake, hitting a powerful strike past goalkeeper Steve Clark.
Bunbury’s learning curve, positioning and overall skill were lauded by his teammates after the game. Charlie Davies even stated that "the better he is, the better we are as a team."
Although he complimented Bunbury’s finish and his work rate throughout the game, Jermaine Jones couldn’t help but jest about the rarity of a left-footed goal.
"The fact that he scored with his left is a little bit funny," Jones joked. "He has his left foot to stand on it and not to shoot."
Bunbury collected four goals and six assists during the regular season. He now has one goal and one assist in two playoff matches.