Adam Buksa scored two goals for New England’s version of the Killer Bs as hosts Revolution beat FC Cincinnati 4-1 on Saturday, extending their unbeaten streak to nine games.
Buksa, Tajon Buchanan and Emmanuel Boateng each scored one goal and one assist to take them 3-0 in the first half as the Revolution (15-3-4, 49 points) won their fourth game in a row. The Revs improved to eight wins and one draw in their last nine while outperforming their opponents 21-8.
Buksa scored a goal in the 61st minute – by Gustavo Bou.
Cincinnati (3-8-8, 17 points) stuck to the “B” theme and scored a goal from Brenner in the 54th minute, but was able to reach the 10th MLS in 2019.
Cincinnati FC had drawn four straight draws – three of them 0-0 – but New England, leading the league on points and goals (44), tore their defense early and often.
Buchanan scored for the third time in a row in the 7th minute. Boateng von Buchanan and Buksa made it 2-0 in the 21st and Buksa over Boateng improved the game to 3-0 in the 33rd.
New England won their sixth straight win at Gillette Stadium, where the score is 9-1-1.
Buchanan scored his sixth goal of the season and fourth in three games by cleaning up a rebound from Przemyslaw Tyton. Left-back Henry Kessler made a deep run and put the ball on goal to create an opportunity for Buchanan.
Buksa led the transition to the second score and Buchanan dribbled down the right side of the box before spotting Boateng for his first goal. At the third goal, Buksa tripped over himself, got the ball back and shot with his right foot.
Luciano Acosta’s Brenner made it 3-1 from the center of the box before Buksa scored his 10th goal.
Cincinnati plays at Columbus on Friday. The Revolution plays at New York City FC on August 28th.