Adam Buksa scored his first goal since Jul. 17 on Sunday and you can tell by his celebration that it meant a lot to him.
With his team holding a 1-0 lead over D.C. United, Buksa made an audacious chip that beat Bill Hamid. The lanky forward then fell to his knees before lying face down. He proceeded to pound the ground in pure elation.
“I’m very happy to have scored a goal,” Buksa told the media. “Obviously, I think it was a nice one. I’ve been waiting a long time for that so I’m very happy.”
His teammates were just as happy as they soon joined in on the celebration.
“For us, we love having him on our team and he’s a great teammate and great player on and off the field so that’s why you saw everybody running to him and celebrating because he hadn’t scored in a while so I know it meant a lot to him,” Andrew Farrell explained.
Buksa was brought in to be a goal-scoring compliment for Carles Gil and Gustavo Bou. Getting his services required a $4 million transfer fee, which is the second-largest in club history according to the Boston Globe.
The return hasn’t been what was expected as Buksa has only collected three goals and one assist in 873 minutes. He’s recently been starting on the bench.
Of course, it’s a weird season. Gil has been largely unavailable due to an injury and the global pandemic created a stop-start season for MLS.
Buksa’s teammates are hopeful that we’ll see more goals from the Polish striker with Farrell noting that “he’s always scoring in practice.” Buksa is thankful for this support and is looking forward to repaying them
“The worst thing for a striker is when you don’t have a chance to score,” Buksa said. “That’s painful because it means that you’re doing something wrong, that you don’t have a good connection with the team.”
“Over the last few weeks, this cooperation started to be better and finally I managed to score my goal and I’m sure there’s more to come.”