Adam Buksa offers high praise for head coach Bruce Arena


Adam Buksa's first year with the New England Revolution has been a success.

The 24-year-old forward notched six goals and two assists in 16 matches during the regular season. His biggest goal, however, came during the Revs' playoff upset victory over the top-seeded Philadelphia Union on Tuesday.

As the Revs prepare for their Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup vs. Orlando City SC, Buksa took some time to praise head coach Bruce Arena for making his adjustment to MLS an easy one.

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 "He's been great. He's been saying I need time to adapt because this league is really difficult," Buksa said. "We've been trying to find the best solutions for myself or the attacking players. It all needs time.

"But as I said many times, we are on the right way and we can see the progress we've made. This is the proof that we've been doing really well together. Me and the coach and the rest of the team." 

Arena, of course, already was an all-time great coach before joining the Revolution in June 2019. That excellence has carried into New England as the 69-year-old clearly had Buksa and the No. 8 seeded Revs ready to make some noise in this year's MLS Cup Playoffs.

The Revs will look to continue their hot streak in Sunday's Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup vs. Orlando City SC. The match is set to kick off at 3 p.m. on ABC.

Watch Buksa's full interview with DJ Bean and Tom Giles below: