Teal Bunbury’s two-goal match against the New York Red Bulls in Round Four of the 2019 US Open Cup has been recognized by TheCup.US as their “Player of the Round.”
Voted on by writers covering the for the tournament dedicated site (I did not vote though I did receive a ballot from Josh Halaka), Bunbury’s heroics for the 10-man New England Revolution last week in a 3-2 victory helped guide the Revs into the fifth round where they’ll face Orlando City SC tomorrow night in Florida.
Bunbury scored a late equalizer in the 85th minute to send the match into extra time. However, a second yellow card in stoppage time to Luis Caicedo meant the Revs would go into the extra thirty minutes down a man. Then Teal just decided to win the game like a boss:
It's the old "I'm just gonna chip this between 2️⃣ defenders and over the keeper" shot to win the game trick! #NERevs pic.twitter.com/ciwrUqbVh7— New England Revolution (@NERevolution) June 13, 2019
Anyway, check out the full article by Michael Battista on TheCup.US which is full of cool tidbits like how Teal is now tied with Kelyn Rowe for second on the all-time Revs USOC scoring list with Kelyn Rowe. As always, TheCup.US is awesome and you should always check out their coverage of the Open Cup, especially for local and regional qualifying matches.