MN Migration: Bunbury Gets on the Board

by on 3 April 2018

In this week’s recap of Minnesotans playing professionally outside of the state: Bunbury relieves some pressure while others still cannot break through.

In his fourth straight start Teal Bunbury finally repaid Brad Friedel’s faith in him. Bunbury scored the game winner for the New England Revolution in a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo. Bunbury initiated the play by forcing a turnover in his own half. The Revs quickly took the ball down field where the forward finished the attack with an easy tap in. He nearly earned an assist later, but DaMarcus Beasley pulled down Cristian Penilla on the break.

Each start without a goal raised the pressure on Bunbury. There do not seem to be many that see him as more than a super sub. Scoring may keep him the first choice for now, but Juan Agudelo has just as many goals off the bench.

Jackson Yueill remained on the bench for the San Jose Earthquakes. The Quakes saw an early 1-0 lead against NYCFC turn against them by the hour mark. Despite falling behind, San Jose made just one substitution.

In USL action Andrew Kendall-Moullin went the full 90 for Atlanta United 2 against the Charlotte Independence. Playing in the midfield, Kendall-Moullin put in a lot of work defensively. By the final whistle he racked up six recoveries, five clearances, five interceptions, three tackles, and one blocked shot. He also kept possession well with an 82% pass completion rate.

Eric Miller was not in the 18 for the Colorado Rapids’ 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Union.

Matt Turner put in another solid game and earned a shutout, while Cody Cropper stayed in New England.

Zlatan ran rampant against LAFC because Calum Mallace  did not make the game day roster. LAFC dropped a 3 goal lead and lost 4-3.

Mukwelle Akale and Villarreal CF C did not play this weekend.

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