MN Migration: Slump Leads to More Minutes for Yueill

by on 10 May 2018

In this week’s recap of Minnesotans playing professionally outside of the state: Bunbury cannot find the net while Mallace takes a positive step.

The San Jose Earthquakes have not won in seven games. The team’s only victory this season came opening day against Minnesota United FC. The upside to this run of bad form is the eventual tinkering with lineups. Jackson Yueill has benefited from these changes. The midfielder made his second straight start in a 1-0 loss to the Portland Timbers. While he saw a lot of the ball, he could not help spark his side’s attack. During his full shift, Yueill completed just over 80% of his passes and tried a shot from outside the box. Hopefully there were enough positives to keep him on the field.

Teal Bunbury stayed off the score sheet against the Montreal Impact in a 4-2 loss for the New England Revolution. Montreal took the lead just before halftime, then added three more by the 68th minute. The Revs finished with 11 shots on goal, but Impact keeper Evan Bush was up to the task. Bunbury had a quiet night and finished his 90 minutes with one shot on goal and a blocked attempt. For the most part, the Impact kept him away from the penalty area.

Cody Cropper remains the third choice goalkeeper for the New England Revolution. Starter Matt Turner could have done more on the goals, but most of the blame falls on his defense.

Although he did not see any minutes, Calum Mallace made the bench for LAFC in a 1-1 draw with FC Dallas. The midfielder had not featured in the 18 so far this season. LAFC has a double game week, so he could see time on the field.

Villarreal CF C will finish 8th in the table after a 1-1 draw with Paterna CF. After a rough beginning the side recovered well, but fell short of a promotion playoff spot. Mukwelle Akale came on in the 69th minute when Villarreal had the lead. Paterna leveled the scoreline in the 86th minute leaving little time to respond.

After putting in 180 minutes last week Andrew Kendall-Moullin stayed on the bench for Atlanta United 2 in a 4-2 defeat by FC Cincinnati. Atlanta is still looking for their second win of the season.

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