Adam Buksa goal vs. Montreal Impact (2020, Colonial)
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Recap | Revs claim third straight road win with 3-2 victory over Montreal Impact

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution (7-4-7, 28 pts.) defeated the Montreal Impact, 3-2, at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday night. Kekuta Manneh gave the Revolution an early lead in the 13th minute with his first goal since joining the team in August. Teal Bunbury doubled New England’s advantage seven minutes later with his team-leading sixth goal of the season, a headed finish off a cross from Alexander Büttner. Montreal’s Amir Sejdic pulled one back for the hosts in the 27th minute, but Adam Buksa responded on the other side of halftime with his fourth goal and first game-winning goal of the season. The Impact added a second goal in second-half stoppage time.

With the win, New England ascends into fifth place on the Eastern Conference table with five games remaining in the regular season. The result also marks the Revolution’s sixth away win of the season – including a neutral site win in the MLS is Back Tournament group stage – which ties the club’s single-season record. New England has three away games remaining on its regular-season slate, including visits to Nashville on Oct. 23, New York on Oct. 28, and Philadelphia on Nov. 8.

Bunbury now paces the Revolution with six goals through 18 appearances this season. That matches his output from 2019, when he scored six times through 32 games played. Büttner delivered the cross on Bunbury’s headed finish, giving the left back three assists in his debut MLS campaign.

Manneh logged his first start with New England since joining the team via trade with FC Cincinnati on Aug. 17. He registered four shots, including three on target, as well as two chances created and two fouls won in 45 minutes played. Matt Polster and Buksa were credited with the assists on Manneh’s goal, their first and second of the season, respectively. Buksa also found the back of the net in the 52nd minute – his fourth goal of the season and his second in the team’s last five games.

In net, goalkeeper Matt Turner recorded four saves. He owns 58 saves on the year, which are good for fourth-most among MLS goalkeepers.

New England returns to action on Monday, Oct. 19, when the club hosts the Philadelphia Union at Gillette Stadium. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET, and will air on NBC Sports Boston, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and in Portuguese on WBIX 1260 AM Nossa Radio USA.

POSTGAME NOTES
New England Revolution 3, Montreal Impact 2
October 14, 2020 – Red Bull Arena (Harrison, New Jersey)

Revolution Defeat Montreal Impact, 3-1, at Red Bull Arena

  • The Revolution (7-4-7, 28 pts.) defeated the Montreal Impact, 3-2, at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday night behind goals from Kekuta Manneh, Teal Bunbury and Adam Buksa.
  • The Revs finish the regular-season slate against Montreal with a 3-1-0 record, with three straight wins after falling to the Impact in the season opener on Feb. 29.
  • New England registered its sixth win away from Gillette Stadium, including one win in the MLS is Back Tournament, matching a club record for away victories in a single campaign. The club’s official road record in 2020 is 5-2-0.
  • New England has won three consecutive road matches for the first time since the Revolution logged four straight road victories from April 24-June 12, 2008. The Revolution are winners of five of their last six road games.
  • Tonight’s win was New England’s first-ever regular season victory at Red Bull Arena (1-9-2) in 12 matches.
  • Head Coach and Sporting Director Bruce Arena’s all-time record improved to 217-128-104, including a 4-2-3 mark against Montreal.

Kekuta Manneh Makes First Start, Nets First Goal in Revolution Uniform

  • Kekuta Manneh made his first start and scored his first goal in a Revolution uniform, opening New England’s scoring on a left-footed shot in the 13th minute.
  • The goal was Manneh’s first of the 2020 season and his first since Aug. 25, 2019 with FC Cincinnati.
  • Adam Buksa and Matt Polster registered their second and first assists of the season, respectively, on Manneh’s goal.
  • Manneh finished tonight’s match with a team-best three shots on goal, four shots and 28 touches in 45 minutes of action.

Teal Bunbury Scores Sixth Goal of 2020, Passes Gustavo Bou for Team Lead

  • Teal Bunbury netted his sixth goal of the season on a 20th-minute header, with an assist from Alexander Büttner. Büttner’s assist was his third of the season. 
  • Bunbury now has sole possession of the team lead in goals scored. Gustavo Bou trails Bunbury with five goals in 2020.
  • The goal was Bunbury’s 40th in a Revolution uniform. Bunbury’s now one goal shy of matching Joe-Max Moore for fifth on the club’s all-time scoring list.
  • Bunbury has scored in consecutive matches for the first time since he scored in four straight games from June 29-July 17, 2019.

Adam Buksa Tallies Fourth Goal of 2020 Campaign with Second-Half Strike

  • Adam Buksa scored his fourth goal of the season on an unassisted right-footed shot in the 52nd minute to close New England’s scoring in tonight’s win.
  • Buksa’s tally was his first since Sept. 27, when the Revolution defeated D.C. United, 2-0, on the road.
  • The Revolution are undefeated (2-0-2) when Buksa scores a goal.
  • Buksa, who has appeared in every match this season, finished his 90-minute shift with one goal and one assist, and successfully completed 19 of 24 pass attempts.

Revolution Make Season-High Eight Changes to Starting Lineup

  • New England’s lineup featured a season-high eight changes from its most recent Starting XI on Oct. 11 at New York City FC with Michael Mancienne, Antonio Delamea, Alexander Büttner, Kelyn Rowe, Matt Polster, Diego Fagundez, Kekuta Manneh and Adam Buksa starting in place of Henry Kessler, Andrew Farrell, Brandon Bye, Tommy McNamara, Scott Caldwell, Tajon Buchanan, Lee Nguyen and Cristian Penilla.
  • Diego Fagundez made his sixth consecutive appearance tonight. Fagundez (258) is now three appearances shy of equaling Shalrie Joseph (261) for the club’s all-time regular season games played record.
  • Michael Mancienne made his first start and appearance since Sept. 2. Mancienne finished his 90-minute performance with six possessions gained, four clearances and one interception.
  • Antonio Delamea logged his first start since Sept. 6. Delamea recorded team-highs in clearances (5) and interceptions (4) in 90 minutes of action.
  • Brandon Bye was the lone Revolution player to start all 17 games this season until tonight’s match. Bye entered tonight’s contest in the 71st minute as a substitute for Alexander Büttner.
  • Gustavo Bou rejoined the match day roster and played 19 minutes off the bench after missing the last two contests due to injury.
  • Matt Polster made his first start since Sept. 27 and his 10th appearance with New England. Polster registered his first assist in a Revolution uniform and successfully completed 53 of 59 pass attempts.

GAME CAPSULE

Referee: Joe Dickerson
Assistant Referee: Claudi Badea (AR1), Ian McKay (AR2)
Fourth Official: Sergii Demianchuk
Video Assistant Referee: Chris Penso
Weather: 63 degrees and clear
Attendance: N/A

Scoring Summary:
NE- Kekuta Manneh 1 (Adam Buksa 2, Matt Polster 1) 13’
NE- Teal Bunbury 6 (Alexander Büttner 3) 20’
MTL- Amar Sejdic (Romell Quioto) 27’
NE- Adam Buksa 4 (Unassisted) 52’
MTL- Ballou Tabla (Romell Quioto) 90+2’

Misconduct Summary:
NE- Adam Buksa (Yellow Card- Unsporting Behavior) 57’
MTL- Luis Binks (Yellow Card- Unsporting Behavior) 83’
NE- Tommy McNamara (Yellow Card- Unsporting Behavior) 87’

New England Revolution: Matt Turner; DeJuan Jones, Michael Mancienne, Antonio Delamea, Alexander Büttner (Brandon Bye 70’); Kelyn Rowe (Gustavo Bou 70’, Andrew Farrell 90+3’), Matt Polster; Teal Bunbury ©, Diego Fagundez (Tommy McNamara 77’), Kekuta Manneh (Tajon Buchanan HT); Adam Buksa

Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Henry Kessler, Scott Caldwell, Lee Nguyen

Montreal Impact: James Pantemis; Rudy Camacho, Luis Binks, Rod Fanni (Joel Waterman 45+2’); Victor Wayanma, Samuel Piette ©, Amar Sejdic, Clement Bayiha (Jorge Corrales HT), Shamit Shome (Maximiliano Urruti 72’); Mason Toye (Ballou Tabla 55’), Romell Quioto

Substitutes Not Used: Karifa Yao, Tomas Giraldo, Jonathan Sirois

New England Revolution

Team Statistics

Montreal Impact

22 (9)

Shots (on Target)

14 (6)

5

Blocked Shots

1

4

Saves

6

7

Corner Kicks

2

2

Offsides

0

14

Fouls

12

419 (78%)

Passes Attempted (% Completed)

                     404 (79%)

51.1%

Possession

48.9%

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