Player Details

Name

Teal Bunbury

Height

6' 2"

Weight

176 lbs

Date of Birth

2.27.1990 (31)

Birthplace

Hamilton, ON USA

Position

Forward

Position Detail

Striker

Preferred Side

Unknown

Footedness

Both

Roster Category

Senior
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

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.

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