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Two goals apiece equaled two MLS Team of the Week nods for a New England Revolution duo.

Adam Buksa and Arnór Traustason both earned weekly league-wide honors after scoring twice in the Revolution's 5-0 win over Inter Miami CF on Wednesday night at DRV PNK Stadium. The win moved the Revs' record to 9-3-3 and stretched their lead atop the Eastern Conference standings.

Buksa scored the Revolution's fourth and fifth goals, volleying home a Carles Gil cross just before halftime and then rounding out the scoring with a breakaway finish from a Gustavo Bou feed in the late stages. The Polish striker now has seven goals on the season, tied with Bou for the team lead and tied for fourth in the MLS Golden Boot race. Buksa has been particularly lethal of late, scoring six goals in his last 478 minutes of action (1.13 goals per 90 minutes).

It was a breakout night for Traustason, who scored his first two goals in a Revolution jersey, both off set pieces. The Icelandic midfielder notched his first MLS goal in the 15th minute with a bullet header from a Gil free kick, then cleaned up a corner kick with a clever finish in the 36th minute. Traustason also played a role in the buildup to Buksa's first goal.

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Gil - credited with two assists but also playing a part in all four of the Revolution's first-half goals - earned a place on the bench. Gil now leads MLS with 12 assists, more than twice as many as anyone else in the league.

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