Wednesday night was a dream come true for New England Revolution fans. After struggling to score goals for the entire season, the Revs managed their first three-goal game of the season. They also saw Gustavo Bou end his scoreless drought.
New England snagged a crucial three points with their 3-1 victory over the Montreal Impact. At the moment, they currently sit in 5th place in the Eastern Conference with 18 points.
But another crucial development to come out of this game is that Bou managed to find his way back on the scoresheet. It had been a while since the Argentinian DP had put one in the back of the net.
Bou had gone over 380 minutes without a goal. It was the longest drought of his Revolution career.
When asked after the game about finally scoring, Bou admitted that he thought some luck was involved with his goal.
He said, “I’m happy with the team’s effort, first and foremost, and with the win at home. We played like a team. We tried to play our game. We got a goal at the end of the first half that was a little bit lucky and we got a second goal that was also a little bit lucky but we calmed down after that second goal and we got the third one. We couldn’t finish the shutout, Montreal scored theirs but overall I’m happy with the performance and the win tonight.”
It was great for Revolution fans to finally see Bou slot one home, but there is more work to be done. Bou is a player who is expected to consistently score goals.
When asked about Bou’s drought being snapped, Bruce Arena put his support behind his striker.
“He’s a goal scorer. He’ll score goals,” Arena said. “I think he’s been a little hesitant. We’re playing him in a little bit of a new position. But if Gustavo [Bou] gets chances, he’ll finish. The last couple of games, I think he’s backed off from a couple chances. So tonight’s goal, I think will give him a little confidence. And if he can be a little bit more aggressive, he should score goals.”
That confidence could be crucial for the Revolution. New England is a tough team to beat when Bou’s on top of his game.
Wednesday was a great start for the Revolution, but they need to show that their performance against the Impact wasn’t a fluke. They need to start consistently walking away with three points.