Adam Buksa's late brace in Sunday night's 2-2 draw with Orlando City SC landed the New England Revolution forward on the MLS Team of the Week for the second time in just five days, and for the fifth time this season.
Buksa was a halftime substitute at Exploria Stadium, where Bruce Arena made nine changes to his starting XI in the midst of a four-games-in-12-days stretch. The 6-foot-3 forward helped change the game for the Revs with his aerial ability and clever movement, scoring both of his goals from around the six-yard box.
"Obviously, the two goals in the air were huge against a team that was dropping numbers back," said Arena. "We needed to create some chances off crosses and to have Adam in there is an advantage for our team."
With the Revs trailing 2-0 into the 81st minute, Buksa kickstarted the comeback by drifting off his defender's back shoulder and poking home a deft pass from Gustavo Bou. He then found the equalizer in the third minute of stoppage time, rising above his marker to finish DeJuan Jones' left-wing cross with a powerful header.
With eight goals and two assists in his last nine appearances, Buksa has catapulted himself into the MLS Golden Boot race. The 25-year-old has a team-leading 16 goals on the season, just one off the league's current leader, D.C. United forward Ola Kamara (17).
Buksa's next chance to add to his goal total will be on Wednesday night when the Supporters' Shield-winning Revolution host the Colorado Rapids at Gillette Stadium in the penultimate game of the regular season (7 p.m. ET, TICKETS).