Updated December 14, 2020
ADAM BUKSA AT A GLANCE:
MLS CAREER: Polish striker entering second MLS season after transferring to the Revolution from Pogón Szczecin ahead of the 2020 campaign…In 2020, the Designated Player appeared in all 23 regular season games, making 16 starts, and scored six goals with two assists in debut MLS season…Ranked second on the team in goals during the regular season…Made an additional four appearances in the MLS Cup Playoffs, recording one goal.
2020: Transferred to New England from Polish side Pogón Szczecin on Dec. 20, 2019…Finished first MLS campaign as one of two Revolution players to appear in all 23 regular season matches, making 16 starts…Scored six goals with two assists over 1,499 minutes played…Also started all four postseason games, scoring one goal…Led all MLS players with 11 headed shots on target across all competitions…Six goals ranked second on the team, and finished fifth in minutes played...Ranked tied for sixth in MLS in shots (59) and tied for seventh in shots on target (24)…Started and played 90 minutes in the MLS is Back Tournament Round of 16 on July 25 vs. Philadelphia…Called in to the Poland National Team for UEFA Nations League matches in August 2020 but was unable to accept invitation due to MLS travel guidelines…(2/29) at MTL: Played 90 minutes in MLS debut…(3/7) vs. CHI: Opened MLS account with the team’s lone goal in a 1-1 draw…(7/17) vs. DC: Scored second career MLS goal on an unassisted header in a 1-1 draw…Set a single-game career high with five shots…(9/6) at CHI: Registered first MLS assist in the 2-1 away win…(9/27) at DC: Scored third goal of the season and tallied two shots in 11-minute shift off the bench…(10/14) at MTL: Registered a goal and an assist for the first time in MLS…Finished with three shots on goal in 3-2 win…(10/23) at NSH: Scored the game-tying goal, fifth of the season, in 27-minute shift off the bench…(11/1) vs. DC: Notched sixth goal of the season…Matched career high with five shots, including a personal-best four shots on target…Postseason: (11/20) vs. MTL: Logged three shots, all on target, in his MLS Cup Playoffs debut…(11/24) at PHI: Scored first postseason goal, the game winner, with a headed finish in Round One…(11/29) at ORL: Directed a shot off the post that led to Gustavo Bou’s game-winning goal in Conference Semifinal…(12/6) at CLB: Recorded three shots in 90-minute shift in Conference Final defeat.
CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Prior to joining MLS, the center forward played six years of experience in Poland's top flight Ekstraklasa…Featured for three clubs: Pogón Szczecin (2017-19), Zagłębie Lubin (2016-18), and Lechia Gdańsk (2014-17)…Across all competitions, career totals included more than 5,700 minutes played across more than 100 appearances with 28 goals and 11 assists…A native of Kraków, Poland, developed in the academies of Wisła Kraków, Hutnik Kraków, Garbarnia Kraków, and Novara before joining professional ranks with Lechia Gdańsk in 2014…In debut season with Lechia Gdańsk, recorded 207 minutes played in eight appearances, including one start…Made eight appearances with four starts in 2015-16 campaign, scoring first professional goal in 1-1 draw on July 31 vs. Pogón Szczecin…Registered first professional assist in 1-1 draw on Oct. 16 vs. Górnik Zabrze…Made one additional substitute appearance in the Polish Cup…Signed with Zagłębie Lubin ahead of the 2016-17 season…Set career highs in appearances (22), starts (10), and goals (4) in Ekstraklasa play…In 2017-18 campaign, made nine substitute appearances across all competitions with one goal for Zagłębie Lubin before joining Pogón Szczecin on loan…Logged 811 minutes played across 12 appearances, including nine starts, with four goals for Pogón in remainder of 17-18 season…Transferred to Pogón ahead of the 2018-19 Ekstraklasa season…Set single-season career highs with 22 appearances – all starts – with 11 goals and four assists in 1,825 minutes played…Won Pogón's Golden Boot…Made one appearance in the Polish Cup, playing 120 minutes…In first half of 2019-20 season, again paced Pogón in goals with seven through 17 appearances – all starts – in 1,459 minutes played…Added four assists.
NATIONAL TEAM (POLAND): Has represented Poland at the Under-21, Under-19, and Under-17 levels…Received first career call-up to Poland's senior team in November 2018 for a friendly against the Czech Republic and a UEFA Nations League qualifying match against Portugal, but did not play…Called in by Poland for UEFA Nations League matches in August 2020, but was unable to accept invitation due to MLS travel guidelines.
PERSONAL: Name is pronounced Adam "BOOK-saw”…Enrolled in business/finance courses during the 2020 suspension in play due to the COVID-19 pandemic…Younger brother, Aleksander Buksa, plays for Wisla Kraków in native Poland.