Former Rangers player Matt Polster scored a brilliant goal for New England Revolution on Sunday as they continue to dominate the MLS Eastern Conference.

Polster joined the Gers in January 2019 following a stint at Chicago Fire and was used as a backup right-back during his 18-month stay at Ibrox.

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Former Rangers player Matt Polster is thriving at New England Revolution. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

He made just ten first-team appearances but was a popular figure with supporters due to his work rate and tenacity.

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].

Since then, he’s established himself as a key player in a holding midfield role and he bagged his first goal of the season at the weekend against Philadelphia Union.

Polster grabbed the opener in the tenth minute at the Gilette Stadium, driving forward and playing a one-two with Tommy McNamara before opening up his body and finding the far corner with an emphatic finish from the left side of the area.

The Union hit back through Paxten Aaronson in the 31st minute but Gustavo Bou restored the Revs’ advantage before the interval and they would see the game out to secure all three points.

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Matt Polster didn’t find the net for Rangers but he bent home a brilliant finish for the Revs against the Union. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Polster and co. are now unbeaten in six matches, winning five of those, and have opened up a whopping ten-point gap at the top of the Eastern Conference table.

The 28-year-old was sad to leave Ibrox last year but he’s thriving at his new side and, over the coming months, he’ll be hoping to win silverware at club level and force his way back into the USA setup.

Meanwhile, the man responsible for bringing Polster to Ibrox has just been given a high-profile role at an EFL Championship club

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