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MN Migration: Bunbury Scores in New England Rout

by on 5 September 2017

In this week’s recap of Minnesotans playing professionally outside of the state: Mallace gets more time in the USL, Kallman returns to action, and the former Gophers suffer losses.

Teal Bunbury scored his sixth goal of the season in the New England Revolution’s 4-0 win over Orlando City SC. In the two previous seasons the striker scored six times total. Bunbury was very active throughout the game and led the team with six shots. He also drew two fouls that led to yellow cards for Orlando defenders. After Kei Kamara scored his first MLS hat trick, Bunbury added one more in the second minute of stoppage time.

The 4-0 scoreline also gave Cody Cropper his seventh shutout of the season. The keeper made three saves and pushed away a dangerous free kick from Kaka.

The Colorado Rapids ended on the wrong side of a 3-0 scoreline against the LA Galaxy. Eric Miller started at left back for the Rapids. After a full shift the defender tallied three clearances and interceptions. Offensively it was a struggle for Miller. The majority of his completed passes were lateral or backward while nearly all incomplete passes were forward.

Kassey Kallman returned to action for the Washington Spirit after passing concussion protocol. The defender was left off the game day roster earlier in the week for a 3-2 loss to the North Carolina Courage, but made the bench against Portland Thorns FC. With the scoreline 3-0 in favor of Portland, Kallman came on for the second half. Despite playing only 45 minutes she led her team with four clearances. Unfortunately Portland came away with a 4-0 win.

Still waiting to make his debut for the Seattle Sounders, Calum Mallace got more time with Seattle Sounders 2. The midfielder went the full 90 in a 1-0 win over the Tulsa Roughnecks. He had a shaky start when he turned his body while in the wall for a free kick. Luckily the shot went wide of the goal. Mallace put in a solid performance for the rest of the game completing 93% of his 57 passes.

Tyler David came on in the 59th minute to help Saint Louis FC see out a 1-0 advantage over Toronto FC 2. Returning to his normal midfield position, David took care of the ball and made a few recoveries. However, in the third minute of stoppage time Toronto found the equalizer.

The struggles continue for Östersunds DFF and Tarah Hobbs and Josee Stiever. The pair went the full 90 in a 3-1 loss to Umeå IK FF. ÖDFF fought back to level the scoreline before halftime, but conceded two goals after the break. Currently ÖDFF are sitting in the relegation zone.

Simone Kolander and AC Sparta Praha faced rivals SK Slavia Praha in their toughest game so far this season. The scoreline was 2-2 at halftime, but Slavia Praha took the advantage just after the hour mark. Kolander came on in the 69th minute to help her team get one back, but could not help prevent their first loss of the season.

Cat Parkhill was an unused substitute for FC Kansas City in a 4-1 win over Sky Blue FC.


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