When Kansas City was chasing a result on Saturday night, desperately pressing for a goal, there was a flash of brilliance and skill from Kansas City's first-round pick, Teal Bunbury, to help bring the team level. He found himself with the ball on the edge of the penalty box, turned his defender, flicked the ball forward and broke free for an open cross across goal which Kei Kamara slotted home with (thankfully) relative ease from about 6 inches out.
For much of the second half, the Wizards deployed a four forward players (Bunbury, Kamara, Josh Wolff and Ryan Smith) and pretty much overwhelmed the Fire backline. Bunbury's play was a huge factor in that.
The question today is: With the team struggling to find a consistent attack and the obvious on-field chemistry developing between Bunbury and Kamara (the team's leading scorer), when does Bunbury finally crack the starting lineup?
He's factored in 6 league games this year (all as a sub so far, but he has played more minutes than any other non-starter) and scored the team's only goal in a U.S. Open Cup loss to Colorado.
Start him immediately
Continue to bring him along at the current pace
Wait until a "weaker" opponent comes to town (i.e. not Columbus this week or Real Salt Lake next)
Or wait until his first game in his home country, June 5th in Toronto