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Forward Adam Buksa found his form ahead of the MLS Cup Playoffs, scoring three goals and adding an assist over the team’s last six regular-season games. The Polish newcomer finished second on the team in scoring
with six goals — trailing only Teal Bunbury’s eight — and added two assists .
Buksa has carried his form into the MLS Cup Playoffs. He opened his postseason account with the game-winning goal in the team’s Round One win
against Philadelphia. He also had three shots on target — including two
headed shots deflected off woodwork by Impact goalkeeper Clement Diop
— in the Play-In Round against Montreal. Against Orlando, he sent another
shot off the post that that led to Gustavo Bou’s game-winning goal.
In his debut MLS season, Buksa has established himself as one of the
league’s preeminent aerial threats. The 6-foot-3 newcomer’s 11 headed
shots on target across all competitions lead MLS:
2020 MLS LEADERS: HEADED SHOTS ON TARGET (ALL COMPS.)
Rank Player Club Head. SOT
- Adam Buksa New England 11
- Valentin Castellanos New York City 9
T-3. Four Players Tied 8
During the regular season, Buksa also led all MLS forwards with 64 aerial duels won, and ranked tied for eighth with 11 headed clearances. His
prowess in the final third and in set play made him an integral part of this
year’s Revolution squad.
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