Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Revs acquire Bunbury from KC
The Revolution announced the acquisition of forward Teal Bunbury from Sporting Kansas City in exchange for their first-round draft pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft and money.
Bunbury, who enters his fifth MLS season, is expected to join the Revolution in Tucson later this week.
The 23-year-old, who was born in Canada, was drafted by Sporting KC fourth overall in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. He made 48 starts (89 career appearances) and had 19 goals, seven assists.
“We’ve been very open about our desire to add some additional attacking players to our roster ahead of the season and we believe Teal is a player who can make the sort of impact we need,” Revs general manager Michael Burns said. “He’s a talented, young player who can add a dynamic element to our system, and we’re looking forward to getting him into camp and integrated into our group as soon as possible.”
With Sporting KC, Bunbury won the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and MLS Cup 2013.
Bunbury’s father, Alex, played for the Canadian National Team (1986-1997) and the Kansas City Wizards (1999-2000, now Sporting KC).