The top 16 goals of the New England Revolution's 2022 season have been whittled down to eight, with the quarterfinal matchups featuring first-class finishes from seven different goal scorers. Fan voting is underway via the club's social media channels, with the quarterfinal matchups listed below.
Sebastian Lletget (FC Cincinnati, May 21) vs. Brandon Bye (D.C. United, April 23)
Prior to being traded to FC Dallas in early August, Sebastian Lletget scored one of the Revolution's most memorable goals in a 3-2 win over FC Cincinnati on May 21, meeting Brandon Bye's right-wing cross with a perfectly executed scissor kick. As fate would have it, one of Bye's own strikes - his long-range drive to the far post on April 23 against D.C. United - goes up against Lletget with a spot in the semifinals on the line.
Gustavo Bou (Minnesota United, June 19) vs. Adam Buksa (FC Cincinnati, May 11)
Adam Buksa also scored some memorable goals prior to his departure for RC Lens in June, including a curling effort from outside the box to cap the scoring in the Revs' 5-1 win over FC Cincinnati in a U.S. Open Cup showdown on May 11. That strike is up against Gustavo Bou's most memorable goal of 2022, his free kick game winner against Minnesota United on June 19 that marked Matt Turner's farewell match with a golazo.
Adam Buksa (FC Cincinnati, May 21) vs. Dylan Borrero (Chicago Fire, October 9)
How lethal was Adam Buksa against FC Cincinnati in 2022? Well, he has two goals against FCC in the quarterfinals, and his backheel finish in the 3-2 win on May 21 was not only a jaw dropper, but ultimately his final goal for the Revolution. It'll face a strong challenge from Dylan Borrero's late strike in the season finale against Chicago on October 9, a brilliant finish into the far upper corner that will surely have Revolution fans looking forward to his contributions in 2023.
Carles Gil (LA Galaxy, August 28) vs. Tommy McNamara (FC Cincinnati, May 21)
Quite incredibly, all three of the Revolution's goals from their 3-2 win over FC Cincinnati on May 21 are in the quarterfinals, including Tommy McNamara's late game winner, a long-range blast which dipped just under the crossbar. Up against that goal is Carles Gil's consolation strike against the LA Galaxy on August 28, an absolutely stunning curling effort into the far upper corner.