On Friday the New England Revolution announced that they had officially acquired a third designated player. That player is forward Adam Buska.
Buska is coming to New England via a transfer with Polish side Pogon Szczecin and will be officially added to the roster once his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate come thru.
Buska, 23-years-old, is a five-year professional who scored 22 goals in 52 appearances (47 starts) for Pogon and even claimed their Golden Boot award in 2018-19 with 11 goals. Through half of the Ekstraklasa season, he has racked up seven goals in eighteen appearances leading the top-flight side.
“We are delighted to sign Adam Buksa to a Designated Player contract. Adam is a talented striker who will complement our group of attacking players and our team,” said Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena. “We are excited to welcome him to the New England Revolution, and look forward to working with him.”
In totality the 6-foot-3 Polish international has scored 28 goals, picked up 11 assists, in 98 appearances, 64 of them starts. With Buksa and Bou being proven finishers it should take the scoring pressure of Gil and let the Captain settle into the playmaker role that he suits so well.
For the Revolution, Buksa joins Carles Gil and Gustavo Bou as the DP’s on New England’s roster. Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena has had an incredible off-season at the helm.
Back in November, he inked Alex Buttner, Damian Rivera, DeJuan Jones, Brandon Bye, and Michael Mancienne. Then in December, he brought in Kelyn Rowe, Seth Sinovic, and now Buksa. Funny thing is Arena isn’t done with the five-time MLS Cup winner eyeing another defender.