A wild season continued to get wilder as the New England Revolution went on the road to face the Montreal Impact... in NY. At least the night ended with the Revs getting three points.
This seemed to be a game that would be a test for the Revs. Montreal is a team that the Revolution should be beating and that’s exactly what they did. They dominated for the majority of the game.
Here’s what stood out on Wednesday night.
1. Rotation, Rotation, Rotation
With the Revolution still recovering from their game on Sunday, Revs fans got to see a much different starting XI than they are used to.
Only three players were in the starting XI the previous game. This gave players like Adam Buksa a chance to show that they should be considered for some serious minutes moving forward.
One of the players who was rotated into the starting lineup actually kicked off the scoring for New England. Kekuta Manneh got his first start as a member of the Revs and he didn't disappoint.
Matt Polster made a great play to dispossess an Impact player and the Revolution were off to the races. Adam Buksa was one on one with the goalkeeper but he made the smart play and laid it off for Manneh who slotted it home.
2. Teal Is The Real Deal
The Revolution have a new leading goal scorer. Teal Bunbury once again was able to get one past the keeper.
It was a great goal for the entire team. Coming off a corner where Diego Fagundez laid the ball off for Manneh who then laid the ball off for Alexander Buttner who sent a beautiful ball into the box.
Bunbury was in the perfect position and was able to head it home. It was Teal’s sixth goal of the season.
In 2020, Bunbury has been one of the best players for the Revolution. Without him they would have been in some serious trouble.
3. The Real Adam Buksa Has Stood Up
When the Revolution brought in Adam Buksa they did for one reason, to score goals. He finally did that on Wednesday night. After struggling to score we have seen some quality play from Buksa.
Buksa’s goal was everything you want from a DP. He was able to take on the goalkeeper and defenders by himself and make some magic happen. Buksa showed some impressive footwork and great determination to slot the ball home.
With Buksa playing well he could be earning a spot in the starting XI. He wasn't brought in to sit on the bench. Also there’s the fact that Gustavo Bou is still recovering from an injury. This could lead to some time in the starting XI for Buksa.