There was much ado about the New England Revolution's signing of designated player Jerry Bengtson this past week, and on Sunday night against the New York Red Bulls, Bengtson showed the home fans why they should be excited. In the 84th minute with the Revolution leading 1-0, Bengtson cleaned up a rebound to double the Revs' advantage and likely put the match away.
Saer Sene started a counterattack down the right, flying toward the box before cutting inside and moving laterally to the D. Shalrie Joseph was waiting, and Sene laid it off lightly to the usual captain, who put his foot on the ball and then slipped a ball over the top to Sene, who had turned his run into the box. Sene got the better of Wilman Conde and was one-on-one with Ryan Meara, but Meara made a great save. Unfortunately for him, Bengtson was lurking, and he touched up the ball real quick before tapping into an open net for his first-ever MLS goal in his debut.