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TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Trade

Nashville SC have acquired veteran forward Teal Bunbury from the New England Revolution for up to $150,000 in General Allocation Money, it was announced Sunday.

ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle was the first to report the trade, which was part of MLS' half-day trade window.

Nashville sent $75,000 in allocation money to the Revs, with an additional $75,000 possible if certain incentives are met.

“Teal is a proven winner who has the pedigree and DNA we look for in members of our club," Nashville SC general manager Mike Jacobs said in a statement. "Not only is he a proven goal threat that is versatile enough to play a number of roles in and around the attack, but he is also an outstanding person who aids a club and community off the field. We feel very fortunate to have him join us."

Bunbury, 31, has spent the last eight years in New England after beginning his MLS career with Sporting Kansas City. The Canada-born forward has scored 64 goals and added 28 assists across 320 regular-season appearances.

With the acquisitions of Gustavo Bou and Adam Buksa, Bunbury’s minutes dwindled with the Revs. He appeared in 29 matches (12 starts) during the 2021 season and tallied three goals, his lowest total since the 2016 campaign.

“I want to thank Teal for his eight years of dedicated service to the New England Revolution,” Revolution sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena said in a statement. “Teal always gave his all for the club on the field and he brought that same passion to his tireless work in the community. We wish Teal all the best in Nashville.”

Nashville announced on Friday they've declined the purchase option for DP forward Jhonder Cadiz, creating a need for additional attacking depth.