Former Rangers star Matt Polster has continued his fine form with New England Revolution by being named in the MLS Team of the Week.
The versatile right-back-turned-midfielder joined the American side at the beginning of last season and scored the only goal in the last round of fixtures in a 1-0 win over Philadelphia Union.
— Matthew Ryan Polster (@MattPolster) September 4, 2021
The Revolution also ended up finishing the match with 10 men following the dismissal of Arno Ingvi Traustason in the dying stages of the match.
It was Polster’s day as he turned out the hero for his new side with that win maintain New England Revolution’s top spot in the Eastern Conference.
It is only Matt’s second goal since joining the club and the player has played 22 of the New England Revolution’s 24 Major League Soccer games this season.
The player’s match-winning contribution was recognised by the MLS who named Polster in the competition’s Team of the Week.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) September 7, 2021
The 28-year-old loved his time in Glasgow but opted to move on last summer in search of regular playing time, returning to the US to join the Revs for a reported fee of £300k [Scottish Sun].
Speaking after making the move back across the pond, the United States international explained that he was ready to make an impression in his home country.
“As a group, they [Rangers] just owned the pitch and owned possession of the ball in all areas,” Polster told Revolutionsoccer.net.
“I think the biggest thing was the expectation to win every single game.
“When we would drop points away from home or even at home sometimes, it was unacceptable, and I want to take that into my game and to try to bring that here.
“I wasn’t playing as much as I would have liked at Rangers and I want to now take that information and those moments that I had with them and now, in the prime of my career, implement them.
“That’s what I’m going to try and do here and help this team win.”
Leaving after only 18 months in Glasgow, read more about one of Polster’s less successful moments with the New England Revolution last season.