HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Sporting KC on Feb. 19, 2014. Re-signed on Dec. 15, 2017. Re-signed to a new multi-year contract on July 13, 2020.
Bunbury began his career as a center forward, but has mainly featured on the wing since joining New England. A two-way player, he is comfortable scoring himself or setting his teammates up while also providing defensive cover. Scored a stunning goal in the 2014 MLS Eastern Conference championship to help lead New England to the 2014 MLS Cup.
COLLEGE: Played two seasons at college powerhouse Akron under former coach Caleb Porter … scored 23 goals and added eight assists in 45 games with the Zips … won almost every conceivable accolade as a sophomore in 2009 including the Hermann Trophy, awarded annually by the Missouri Athletic Club to the nation's top college player.
INTERNATIONAL: Made decision to join U.S. national team after representing Canada at youth levels … has recorded four caps for the U.S., scoring one goal and adding one assist … debuted for the United States on Nov. 11, 2010, in an international friendly at South Africa under former head coach Bob Bradley … recorded his first international goal on a penalty kick against Chile in an international friendly on Jan. 22, 2011 … received his first call-up by current USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann in August 2011 for a training camp, and then was rostered for future friendlies.
YOUTH NATIONAL TEAMS: Was a member of the Canadian Under-17 and Under-20 National Teams before declaring for the U.S. senior national team.
PERSONAL: Son of former Canadian National Team and Kansas City Wizards forward Alex Bunbury he is one of the first second-generation MLS players. Older sister Kylie is an actress. Teal is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada.
NOTES: Drafted by Sporting Kansas City fourth overall in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft as a member of Generation Adidas.