MN Migration: Bunbury Hits Milestone

by on 6 July 2018

In this week’s recap of Minnesotans playing professionally outside of the state: Minutes elude Yueill and Mallace while Kendall-Moullin and Jome face off.

For the first time in his MLS career, Teal Bunbury has scored double digit goals in a single season. The forward was close in 2011 with nine goals for Sporting Kansas City, but that took him 29 games. This year, Bunbury hit 10 goals with half of the season still to go. Since opening his account this season, the Shattuck-St. Mary’s alumni has never gone more than one game without scoring.

The goal came in first half stoppage time against D.C. United. Bunbury took advantage of a defensive misplay and calmly finished a half-volley to level the scoreline.The New England Revolution went on to win 3-2.

While Cody Cropper has not made an appearance for the Revs this season he has frequently represented the team in the community.

Calum Mallace made a pair of late game appearances for LAFC this past week. The first was in a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Union. The midfielder came on in the 87th minute. Similarly he entered in the 89th minute in a 2-2 draw with the Houston Dynamo. It has been a few seasons since Mallace played a prominent role with any of his teams. However, he has only played 6 minutes (not including stoppage time) for LAFC this year.

It’s a similar situation in San Jose for Jackson Yueill. The midfielder was expected to play a bigger role after a decent rookie season, but he isn’t getting minutes. This could partly be from the off-season coaching change, but the Earthquakes are struggling to get any results. Unless the team can get a run going, the starting eleven will continue to change. This could give Yueill opportunities to shine, but if he doesn’t respond quickly he’ll be back on the bench.

Bollklubben-46 picked up another point. Tyler David continued his run of full matches in the 1-1 draw with FC Kiffen 08. The Finnish league is at the halfway mark and BK-45 are two points shy of safety. There is quite distance to the top teams in the table, but if a few results go BK-46’s way the team could finish mid-table.

Ismaila Jome and Nashville SC came away with a 3-0 win over Andrew Kendall-Moullin and Atlanta United 2. Kendall-Moullin went the distance at center back and led his side with six clearances. Jome came on in the 62nd minute and only got a few touches in before the final whistle blew.

Earlier in the week Jome played the first 45 minutes in a 2-0 loss to Indy Eleven. The former loon struggled a bit on the defensive side, but he completed 95% of his passes.

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