In an impressive off the bench, Teal Bunbury drove in a goal and provided a spectacular assist in another to help propel the New England Revolution 2-1 past the Philadelphia Union Sunday.
Bunbury came off the bench in the 61st minute of the match but quickly wsarmed himself up, breaking free of his defender and delivered the ball to a free Charlie Davie in the 64th minute, who then brought the ball to the net and cancel the goal made by the Union’s Maidana made in the 42nd minute.
The 25-year old forward then made a goal of his own in the 76th minute to put Revolution ahead. Teammate Diego Fagundez gave Bunbury a helping hand by delivering a perfectly timed cross.
“I always try to contribute as much as I can, whether I’m starting or coming off the bench,” he said of his performance. Bunbury also commended his teammates. “It was a great effort from all of the guys. The whole 90 minutes, we didn’t stop. I’m really proud of everybody.”
The win pushed New England’s current winning streak to five games.
In another exciting MLS match, Dairon Asprilla pulled off a much needed goal late in the second half to send the Portland Timbers to a 1-0 victory over the New York City FC.
Asprilla had it lucky after a failed goal attempt landed in front of him, which he then promptly put back into the net in the 79th minute of the match.
NYC tried to equalize in the 88th and the 89th minute with forward Khiry Shelton making two attempts at landing the ball inside the net. However, Portland goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey proved to be tenacious in his defense and effectively blocked the shots.
The New Yorkers had been attempting to make a goal since the first half, with Patrick Muller’s opportunity being the closest they got.
The win serves as a comeback for Portland after their loss to expansion club Orlando City a week ago.