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Tajon Buchanan a bright spot in disappointing 2-1 loss to Union

The New England Revolution once again fell to the Philadelphia Union on Monday night but Tajon Buchanan continued to impress notching his second goal of the season.

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It was another disappointing night for the New England Revolution at home. They were once again unable to secure a victory at Gillette Stadium but it wasn’t all bad for the Revs. Fans once again got to see the skills of Tajon Buchanan.

Buchanan was the only goal scorer for the Revolution on the night. He had a beautiful strike in the 80th minute that made fans at home jump for joy.

As Buchanan was progressing towards the box, Philadelphia’s defenders continued to drop back. So what did Buchanan decide to do? He took what the defenders gave him and blasted a shot from just outside the box and past Andre Blake.

Fans weren’t the only one who thought the goal was impressive, Buchanan called it one of the best goals he ever scored.

He said. “I would say so, definitely. It was nice.”

That wasn’t all for Buchanan. After scoring it appeared that he had tied the game but he was ruled offside and the goal was taken off the board. Buchanan said after the game that he believed he was onside, “but at the end of the day, the ref called it.”

Buchanan’s performance against the Union was good enough to earn him the Man of the Match award.

But Buchanan didn't just have a great game, the winger has been impressive as he found his way into the starting XI and was able to score the first goal of his MLS career earlier in the season.

“He played very well today and he continues to develop,” Arena said when asked about Buchanan’s performance. “He’s becoming a very good player.”

At just the age of 21, Buchanan appears to have a long career ahead of him. He has become a key part of New England’s starting XI and has found a way to make an impact with his ability to blow by defenders. Revolution fans will be happy with his performance so far this season.