On Wednesday the New England Revolution announced that Alexander Buttner and the club have mutually agreed to part ways.
The left back made 17 appearances in 2020 for the Revs and racked up three assists for New England.
Towards the end of the season, Buttner ended up losing his spot in the starting lineup partly due to him being forced to miss time after contracting COVID-19. His last appearance for the club was on November 8th when the Revs lost to the Philadelphia Union 2-0.
DeJuan Jones took over the starting left back role and didn’t look back. He was New England’s starting left back for the rest of the season.
So with Buttner’s departure, The Bent Musket decided to reflect on some of his best moments with the club.
Sam- His beautiful cross against the Philadelphia Union on September 12th
If there is one thing that Buttner proved while in New England it’s that he is great at crossing the ball. It’s like he has the ball on a string.
This one was one of Buttner’s best while in New England. The disappointing thing was that Kelyn Rowe was unable to put that ball away for a goal.
Buttner clearly had the skill to make an impact in New England, but it seemed as though he had trouble staying on the field. Also compared to his attacking skills, his defending left a lot to be desired at times.
But especially when the season first began and prior to the arrival of Lee Nguyen, Buttner did his part to get the offense going.
Seth: His assist against Montreal on Oct. 15
I have to be honest and say that I didn’t have high hopes for Buttner when he signed. The former Manchester United player came in as a free agent after some time without a club.
He did look pretty good during his initial games, showcasing his technical ability and crossing acumen. Perhaps it was the nature of the congested schedule, but those moments became less frequent as the season went on.
Still, Buttner offered a picturesque assist against the Impact on Oct. 15. I guess we’ll always have that. Farewell, Buttner.