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Bengston finally ready to score?

Posted by Julian Cardillo  September 7, 2013 05:54 PM

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Last week, Revolution coach Jay Heaps was hopeful that Jerry Bengston might find his scoring touch while away with the Honduran national team for World Cup qualifiers.

Well, Bengston finally did.

Bengston scored against Mexico in the 64th minute of a 2-1 win, his first goal since March 9, by hammering a rebound into an open net. Bengston will be unavailable for the Revolution's match against Montreal on Sunday since he's playing another qualifying match against Panama on Tuesday.

But when Bengston does return, will he be able to score goals?

The Revolution can't hope for Bengston to start scoring in MLS because he tallied once for Honduras. There's almost no comparing Bengston's national team experience with his place on the Revolution. Neither team uses the same language, tactics, or has the same intra-squad competition for playing time.

There's also no guarantee Bengston will play enough to score more goals. Bengston hasn't played a game since July 17 because most of his fellow forwards are above him in the pecking order.

Nevertheless, Heaps rewards hard work and perseverance. He's mindful of his players' efforts during practice. Persistence and bringing his scoring form with him from Tegucigalpa to Boston will be Bengston's ticket to more playing time.

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About Corner Kicks: Julian Cardillo offers insight and analysis about the New England Revolution as well as European and international soccer.

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