MN Migration: Bunbury Continues to Perform

by on 26 April 2018

In this week’s recap of Minnesotans playing professionally outside of the state: Yueill still has work to do and Akale’s season falls short.

After failing to score in his first three starts, Teal Bunbury scored three times in his next four. Typically seen as a better option off the bench, the forward is proving he can play a bigger role. In the 14th minute Bunbury sent a shot through the legs of a defender from a tight angle to pull the New England Revolution level with Columbus Crew SC. Both sides added one more goal before the final whistle.

Earning an assist in his first start did not do Jackson Yueill any favors. The midfielder was back on the bench for the San Jose Earthquakes in a 3-2 loss to Orlando City SC. The Quakes were down 3-0 by the 69th minute. Yueill entered the game just a minute before the third goal. Unfortunately, he was not able to directly affect the game, but San Jose did score both goals with him on the field.

Villarreal CF C came up short of a promotion playoff spot after two unfavorable results. The side began with a midweek draw against Alzira. Mukwelle Akale started for Villarreal, but came off in the 69th minute. On Sunday Villarreal fell to Elche Ilicitano, a team fighting to avoid relegation, 1-0. Akale played the full game, but could not save the result. With three games remaining, the best Villarreal can do is move up two spots in the table to sixth.

Cody Cropper did not travel with New England.

Calum Mallace missed the game day roster for LAFC in a 5-3 win over the Montreal Impact.

Eric Miller did not make the 18 in the first game of the Rocky Mountain Cup. Colorado Rapids suffered a 3-0 loss to Real Salt Lake.

Andrew Kendall-Moullin watched from the bench as Atlanta United FC 2 drew 1-1 with Louisville City FC.

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