MN Migration: Bunbury Scores Twice Off the Bench

by on 26 July 2017

In this week’s recap of Minnesotans playing professionally outside of the state: Mallace gets a rare start, Yueill plays in two tough losses and Miller returns to a familiar spot.

The New England Revolution defeated the LA Galaxy 4-3 thanks to a brace from Teal Bunbury. The two sides traded goals until Bunbury was subbed on in the 65th minute and changed the game. Within five minutes he gave his team its third lead of the night.

Three minutes later Bunbury scored again. It was his first multi-goal MLS game since May 19, 2012.

After watching from the bench as the Montreal Impact defeated the Philadelphia Union 2-1, Calum Mallace got a rare start against FC Dallas. The midfielder did get a couple of shots off, but spent most of his shift moving the ball from side to side. Defensively, Mallace tallied three recoveries and two clearances before being taken off just shy of the hour mark. The Impact went on to lose 2-1.

It was a tough stretch for Jackson Yueill and the San Jose Earthquakes. Yueill went the full 90 in a 5-1 defeat at the hands of the New York Red Bulls. Despite the scoreline the midfielder had a decent showing on the defensive end, finishing the game with six recoveries, three interceptions, and two tackles.

In a second game, San Jose lost to Seattle Sounders FC 3-0. Yueill once again went the full 90. The former UCLA player saw a lot of the ball in the middle, but couldn’t help get his team into the game.

Eric Miller got to play just over an hour in his return to right back. The back line of the Colorado Rapids was just healthy enough for him to take his natural spot against Toronto FC. Miller could have done a bit more to prevent the cross that lead to the game’s opener, but overall had a decent showing. However, in the 63rd minute the defender made way for Alan Gordon as the Rapids looked to get back into the game. Gordon went on to provide the assist on the game-tying goal.

Also returning to more familiar territory was Saint Louis FC’s Tyler David. The midfielder was a second half sub in STLFC’s 1-0 win over the Charleston Battery. Back in his usual spot in front of the defense, David made six recoveries to help his team see out the game. He also earned a yellow in the 90th minute.

Saint Louis also took on Louisville City FC. David earned the start and put in a solid performance. The midfielder completed 30 of his 33 passes and made six interceptions. He subbed out in the 67th minute when STLFC was trailing 2-1 with 10 men. Louisville went on to add two more goals in the final eight minutes of the game for a 4-1 result.

Kassey Kallman started, but left at halftime in the Washington Spirit’s 2-1 loss to the Houston Dash. A couple of dangerous opportunities came from Kallman’s side, but they continued after the change. It’s possible she was taken out just to give Caprice Dydasco some time after her ACL recovery. However, Dydasco started in favor of Kallman in a 2-1 loss to the Portland Thorns the following week.

Cat Parkhill was on the bench for FC Kansas City in 4-1 loss to the Orlando Pride.

Cody Cropper did not play in New England’s Open Cup or regular season games.

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