Adam Buksa has only scored two goals this season, but his teammates are confident that more are coming.
Counting the knockout game against the Philadelphia Union, Buksa has now gone five straight games without recording a goal or assist. This isn’t what you’d hope for from a Designated Player striker. His teammates aren’t overly concerned though.
“I think Adam is doing a great job,” Bou told media after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with the New York Red Bulls. “We honestly have a lot of support for Adam. He hasn’t been converting but he’s a player we need.”
Diego Fagundez echoed Bou’s thoughts, stating that Buksa has shown a lot of quality in practices and games. The Homegrown midfielder predicts that more time, as well as crosses, will lead to more goals.
“We know that he likes to get crosses in so if we can play our own style then get it wide to Brandon [Bye] or Alex [Buttner] and have them cross the ball to us or somewhere down the middle, we know he’ll be in the box,” Fagundez said.
Bou sympathizes with Buksa, noting that it’s difficult for any attacker to go through a scoring drought. Bou has scored in consecutive games, but before that he went four straight without etching his name on the score sheet.
Goals often come in bunches, and Buksa’s teammates believe that will be the case for him.
“He’s had some chances and they just haven’t gone in and that’s something that has happened to me too,” Bou said. “But you have to keep working and playing through that and I’m convinced he is going to pull through for us. He’s a great player, he’s young and he has everything to be a great scorer.”