Rumor: Adam Buksa Returning to Major League Soccer?
Is the 26-year-old striker making a return to MLS? Twellman says possibly!
Revolution legend Taylor Twellman had Twitter buzzing on Sunday regarding former Revolution forward Adam Buksa’s future.
Our own Seth Macomber posted a video Sunday evening of the Polish striker netting a penalty kick during an RC Lens reserves match. Twellman was quick to quote tweet Seth stating he (Twellman) “would be shocked if Buksa isn’t back in MLS this summer.”
Twellman went on to drop a bomb in the comment section as he replied to one comment with, “He almost came back this previous window and is exploring his MLS options as we speak.”
Buksa arrived in New England before the start of the 2020 season and went on to appear in 73 contests across all competitions, where he notched 35 goals and seven assists over 5,201 minutes before being sold to Ligue 1 side RC Lens for a reported $10 million.
It hasn’t been easy for Buksa in France. An ankle injury has severely stunted him, as he’s only appeared in four matches and has only clocked 59 minutes of action. Thankfully, Buksa is making strides toward becoming fully healthy, but a short stint away from Lens may be a good option for him to find his form again.
Since the Revolution sold Buksa in the summer of 2022, there is no exclusive right to the now 26-year-old striker. Meaning anyone in Major League Soccer can throw their hat into the ring. The current roster construction makes things difficult for the Revs, as all of their DP spots are currently in use.
Sounds super hypothetical, but if we’re dealing in thought experiments: how do Buksa’s experiences in France and/or a return to MLS affect the Revs’ reputation as a pathway to Europe/larger things for aspiring players? Is his injury in any way linked to his time in New England? We know the turf doesn’t have a good reputation...
This would be just catastrophic mismanagement from the revs if he’s back in MLS in another roster