Jay Heaps needed to see more production up top going into Saturday’s game against Toronto, that much was certain. What wasn’t certain, however, was who’d be able to deliver after the Revolution had grabbed only one goal from the striker’s spot through its first eight games of the season. So who better to turn to than an unproven rookie?
It may not have seemed like the most logical conclusion but Patrick Mullins answered the bell on Saturday, scoring the Revolution’s first goal and setting the table for the game-winner in a 2-1 win at BMO Field.
“I thought he was excellent,” Heaps said on a post-game conference call with the media. “I thought he held the ball up, he battled, drew fouls and he was everything we needed from a center forward today.”