Sweeney: Try and try again, Teal Bunbury put the Revolution back into the MLS Cup Playoffs with a thunderous chip

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FOXBOROUGH — Thomas Edison once said — or so reported a few years ago — “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

One can liken that quote to the Revolution offense from Sunday … well, during the first half, at any rate. Heading toward the Banner End Sunday afternoon, New England had difficulty in — and really, stop me if you’ve heard this before, like, at all this season — hitting the target.

For all the opportunities they had, from Carles Gil hitting the extra point/field goal screen twice to some Gustavo Bou passes into the box that were just a little too long, only one found success in putting a shot on frame. That was Teal Bunbury, whose shot from the right-hand channel put NYCFC goalkeeper Sean Johnson into a dive to his right; only his right paw kept the match scoreless.

The Minnesota native didn’t let it get to him.

Instead, he let the miss fuel him entering the second half.

“I’m going to keep making runs,” Bunbury said after Sunday’s 2-0 Revolution win.