Adam Buksa’s recent goal-scoring form has put him on a course for a double-digit goal season.
It’s been an impactful last three matches for the New England Revolution’s Adam Buksa. The 24-year-old striker has scored in all of the Revolution’s last three Major League Soccer fixtures and has recorded a total of four goals in eight appearances. After scoring six goals in 23 regular-season appearances in the 2020 campaign, which also was his first year in MLS, Buksa is on the path to registering a double-digit goal season for the first time with the Revolution.
Finding form to conclude May
The second half of the May schedule saw Buksa excel when it came to scoring goals. He registered two match-winning goals for the Revolution against the Columbus Crew and FC Cincinnati. His goal against the Crew gave the hosts a massive three points at Gillette Stadium against the defending MLS Cup winners. In that appearance, Buksa had entered as a second-half substitute and made an instant impact with a goal coming just minutes after entering the match.
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Buska’s recent goal-scoring form has been a great response to a brief four-match goal drought. He started the Revolution’s first five matches of the season, but after he failed to score in four matches he was on the bench to start against the Crew and New York Red Bulls. However, the Polish striker was able to score in both of those appearances as a substitute. Against Cincinnati, he was back in the starting lineup and scored the match-winner in the 70th minute.
Challenging for the Golden Boot?
The MLS Golden Boot race is still in its early stages but Buksa has emerged as a name to keep an eye on. He trails current leader Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez by just three goals and is tied for the fifth spot in goals scored in MLS. If he can carry his good form into June then he could find himself closer to the top spot by the end of the month. Buksa may be a long shot to win the Golden Boot but he has a proven provider of goals playing alongside him in Carles Gil. The Revolution’s attacking midfielder currently leads the league in assists and has the ability to provide lots of goals for the striker.
Reaching double digits
Buksa currently has one of the highest goals per 90 minutes tallies of his career. He has an average of 0.66 so far this season which is higher than his 2018/19 season average with Pogon Szczecin when he registered 0.55 goals per 90 minutes. That season with Pogon Szczecin resulted in 11 goals in 22 appearances for Buksa. If he can continue to score goals at this rate then it will most certainly be a second career campaign of reaching double digits in goals scored.