Updated October 6, 2021
AT A GLANCE:
· 12th-year MLS veteran forward in eighth season in New England.
· Ranks among top-10 active players in MLS appearances (316) and 12th in goals scored (64).
· Ranks fourth in Revolution history with 45 goals, with 21 assists, since joining New England from Sporting Kansas City in 2014.
· Scored eight-or-more goals in all competitions in four straight years from 2017-20.
· Claimed the Revolution’s 2020 Golden Boot with eight tallies in 22 games.
· In 2018, set career highs in games played (32), starts (30), minutes played (2,566), goals (11), shots (68), and shots on target (33).
· 2020 Revolution Humanitarian of the Year supports local families through various initiatives each year through the Teal Bunbury Foundation.
MLS CAREER: 12-year veteran currently in eighth season with New England in 2021…Joined the club via trade from Sporting Kansas City ahead of the 2014 season…Re-signed with the Revolution in July 2020…Since joining the Revolution, has played as both a center forward and a winger, providing flexibility to the lineup…Career regular season totals include 316 games played, 211 starts, 64 goals, and 28 assists in 18,972 minutes of action…Owns 16 MLS Cup Playoff appearances, with 15 starts, including four goals and two assists over 1,278 postseason minutes…Tied for the second most U.S. Open Cup goals in Revs history with six tallies…Has appeared in 25 games, including nine starts, in 2021, adding three goals in 925 minutes played…In 2020, claimed the club’s Golden Boot with eight goals in 22 appearances…Led MLS in away goals with six…Scored six goals with two assists in 2019, appearing in each of the club’s first 27 games before suffering a hamstring injury…In 2018, set single-season career highs in appearances (32), starts (30), minutes played (2,566), goals (11), shots (68), and shots on goal (33), while adding four assists…In 2017, made 28 appearances, including 13 starts, and recorded seven goals with one assist…Named the Players' Player of the Year…Appeared in 27 games in 2016, starting 19, and recorded two goals with two assists…In 2015, made 30 appearances, starting 20, and finished the year with four goals and five assists…In first season with the Revs in 2014, set then-career highs in appearances (31) and assists (six)…In final season with Kansas City, played in 12 games, starting one…Started 14 of 22 appearances in 2012, notching five goals and one assist…In second MLS campaign, started 20 games for the first time while appearing in 29 matches…Scored a career-high nine goals and added three assists…In rookie season in 2010, started 13 of 26 games and scored five goals with two assists.
2021: Owns 25 appearances, nine starts, and three goals in eighth season with the Revolution…(5/1) vs. ATL: Played 17 minutes as a substitute in 240th appearance with New England…Moved ahead of Lee Nguyen for ninth-most games played in club history…(5/12) at PHI: Scored the go-ahead goal in the 85th minute after entering the match as a substitute…Claimed sole possession of fourth-place on the club’s all-time goals chart…(5/16) vs. CLB: Made first start of the season and registered three shots in the 1-0 win…(7/3) at CLB: Registered 300th MLS appearance…(7/7) vs. TOR: Played 64 minutes in third start of the season…(7/21) at MIA: Scored second goal of the season and matched single-game career high with four shots on target in the 5-0 away win…(8/18) vs. DC: Returned to the Starting XI in 3-2 win…(8/28) at NYC: Started and played 75 minutes with two shots…(9/3) at PHI: Posted a full 90-minute performance with two shots in 1-0 road win…(9/22) at CHI: Scored third goal of the season and played all 90 minutes in 3-2 win…Marked 45th goal scored with New England.
2020: Claimed the Revolution’s Golden Boot award with a team-high eight goals across 22 appearances, with 19 starts…Led all MLS players with six away goals in the regular season…Voted Revolution’s 2020 Humanitarian of the Year…Started all four games in the MLS Cup Playoffs culminating in a berth in the Eastern Conference Final…Played 23 minutes as a substitute in the MLS is Back Tournament Round of 16 on July 25 vs. Philadelphia…(2/29) at MTL: Scored first goal of the season in the 13th minute…(7/21) at TOR: Wore the captain’s armband in a 60-minute outing in the 0-0 draw…(8/25) at DC: Scored game-winning goal in the 2-1 win…(8/29) vs. NY: Registered first assist of the season…(9/6) at CHI: Scored both of the team’s goals in the 2-1 win…Moved into sixth place on the Revolution’s all-time goal scoring chart…Two-goal outing marked fifth career MLS brace…(10/11) at NYC: Scored the team’s quickest goal of the season in the third minute…(10/14) at MTL: Scored sixth goal of the season and 40th in a Revolution uniform…Paced the attack with a season-high seven shots…(10/23) at NSH: Made 200th start in MLS…Also became the 11th player in club history to log 200 regular-season appearances in a Revolution uniform…(11/1) vs. DC: Recorded second brace of the season and scored game-winning goal in the 4-3 win…Matched Steve Ralston (42) for fourth on the club’s all-time scoring list…Postseason: (11/20) vs. MTL: Eclipsed 1,000 minutes played in the MLS Cup Playoffs with 86-minute start in 2-1 win in Play-In Round…Logged three shots, one on target…(11/24) at PHI: Started and played 66 minutes in 2-0 win in Round One…(11/29) at ORL: Made 15th career playoff appearance in 3-1 win in Conference Semifinal…(12/6) at CLB: Started in 1-0 loss Conference Final defeat…Marked 15th start in the MLS Cup Playoffs.
2019: Totaled 32 appearances, with 25 starts, and scored six goals with two assists in 2,191 minutes of action…Added one start in the MLS Cup Playoffs…Appeared in each of the club’s first 29 games across all competitions, including 27 league games, before suffering a hamstring injury on Aug. 24…Tallied twice in the U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round win at New York Red Bulls on June 11, scoring an 85th-minute equalizer and the game winner in extra time…(3/30) vs. MIN: Tallied an assist on Brandon Bye’s game-winning strike in a 2-1 home win…(6/2) at LA: Started, played 90 minutes, and scored game-winning goal in Bruce Arena’s first game on the sidelines for New England…(6/29) vs. HOU: Tallied the game-winning goal as a second-half substitute…(7/4) at COL: Scored 50th career MLS goal…(7/21) at CIN: Made 175th career regular season start in 2-0 win…(8/24) vs. CHI: Suffered hamstring injury early in the first half and forced to exit…(9/25) at POR: In the 2-2 draw, sparked a two-goal second-half comeback by assisting Gustavo Bou’s strike in the 87th minute when the Revs trailed 2-0…(9/29) vs. NYC: Scored the game-winning goal to clinch the club’s postseason berth…Postseason: (10/19) at ATL: Started and played 80 minutes in the Round One loss.
2018: Set single-season career highs in several categories, including appearances (32), starts (30), minutes played (2,566), goals (11), shots (68), and shots on goal (33)…Ranked second on the team in goals…Tied for seventh among all MLS players with five game-winning goals…Scored nine goals in 12 matches from March 31 through June 9, including goals in four straight games from May 26 through June 2…(3/31) at HOU: Tallied the game-winning goal, tapping in a cross from Cristian Penilla, in the 2-0 win...(4/6) vs. MTL: Scored the game winner in a second straight match with a game-opening strike in the 20th minute…Marked the ninth time in his career with goals in back-to-back matches…(4/21) at CLB: Scored for a third time in four matches…(4/28) vs. SKC: Recorded 40th career MLS goal and fourth in last five matches…(5/12) vs. TOR: Notched fifth goal and first assist of the season…Named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week…(5/26) at VAN: Scored sixth goal of the season in the 3-3 away draw…(5/30) vs. ATL: Converted first career regular season penalty kick in the 88th minute to secure a 1-1 draw…(6/2) vs. NY: Scored for a third consecutive game and tallied second assist of season…Goal was fifth game winner of the season…(6/9) at CHI: Tallied for a fourth straight match, recording the equalizer in a 1-1 draw…(6/30) vs. DC: Set new single-season career high with 10th goal in the 3-2 win…(7/18) at MIN: Made 100th start with Revolution…(8/4) at ORL: Scored 11th goal of the season after entering match as a second-half substitute in the 3-3 draw…Nominated for AT&T Goal of the Week…(8/11) vs. PHI: Made 150th career start and tallied third assist…(9/15) at LAFC: Tallied fourth assist of the season on Brandon Bye's game-tying goal in the 1-1 draw…(10/18) at RSL: Set new single-season career high in minutes played…(10/28) vs. MTL: Set new career highs in games played and games started in the 1-0 win.
2017: Made 28 appearances with 13 starts, and recorded seven goals and one assist in league play…Voted Revolution's 2017 Players' Player of the Year by teammates…Finished season with a goal or assist in five of last 11 games...Started all three of New England's U.S. Open Cup matches…Converted a penalty kick, the game-winning goal, in U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round win on June 14 vs. Rochester…(4/8) vs. HOU: Recorded 300th shot of MLS career…(7/2) at PHI: Started and played 90 minutes in 100th career appearance with the Revolution…(7/5) vs. NY: Opened 2017 scoring account and totaled four shots, including three on target…(7/22) vs. LA: Tallied twice for first Revolution brace after entering match as a substitute in the second half…Goals came only four minutes apart to turn a 2-2 scoreline into a two-goal Revs advantage…(8/12) vs. VAN: Scored fourth goal of the season, the game winner, in 1-0 win…(8/20) at NYC: Started and scored for a second consecutive match…(9/2) vs. ORL: Made fourth consecutive start, recorded six shots, and registered sixth goal…(9/9) vs. MTL: Logged first assist of the season on Lee Nguyen's game-winning goal…(9/16) at SKC: Recorded 200th career MLS appearance and scored seventh goal.
2016: Appeared in 27 games, starting 19, and recorded two goals with two assists…Totaled 1,666 minutes of action...Started the Revolution’s first eight matches of 2016 before suffering a hamstring injury...Led Revolution with three U.S. Open Cup goals as the team advanced to the final…Recorded brace in U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 win against the New York Cosmos on June 29, including the game-winner in the 83rd minute…Scored in Open Cup Semifinal win vs. the Chicago Fire on Aug. 9…Added an assist in Open Cup Final at FC Dallas on Sept. 13…(3/26) at NYC: Made 100th career MLS start in 1-1 draw…(4/17) at ORL: Opened 2016 scoring account with an equalizer in a 2-2 draw…(6/18) at VAN: Recorded first assist of season on Kelyn Rowe’s game-winning goal in 2-1 win…(7/9) vs. CLB: Notched second assist of season in the 56th minute...(8/6) at TOR: Scored second MLS goal of season.
2015: Made 30 appearances, with 20 starts, and tallied four goals with five assists during the regular season…Forced to miss three games in March with a right shoulder sprain…(4/19) at PHI: Recorded first goal and first assist of the season after entering the match as a substitute in the 61st minute…(5/2) vs. NY: Scored game-winning goal, his second of the season and 25th in MLS play, in the 2-1 win…(5/31) vs. LA: Netted Revolution’s third-fastest goal of the season in the 5th minute of the 2-2 draw …(6/21) at DC: Registered an assist for the second consecutive match…(6/27) vs. VAN: Scored fourth goal of the campaign in the 2-1…Postseason: (10/28) at DC: Entered MLS Cup Playoffs Knockout Round defeat as a substitute in the 39th minute.
2014: Acquired by New England in a trade with Sporting Kansas City on Feb. 19…Made a then-career-high 31 appearances, led the team with six assists, and helped the club reach the 2014 MLS Cup Final…(3/8) at HOU: Made Revolution debut…(4/12) vs. HOU: Registered first assist for New England, setting up Kevin Alston’s game-winning goal in the 68th minute…(4/26) vs. SKC: Scored the first goal of Revolution career, a stoppage-time game winner against former club…(5/11) vs. SEA: Turned in first multi-point effort with the Revs, contributing one goal and one assist in the 5-0 win…(5/17) at PHI: Made 100th appearance of MLS career and recorded one assist in a 5-3 win…(9/3) vs. SKC: Scored for second consecutive match in the 3-1 win…Marked second goal in 2015 against former club…(10/4) vs. CLB: Recorded an assist for the second consecutive match in the 2-1 win…Postseason: (11/9) vs. CLB: Recorded one goal and one assist in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Series, helping the Revolution advance to the Eastern Conference Final…(11/23) at NY: Submitted a goal and an assist in a second straight playoff match, lifting New England to a 2-1 win in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Final…(12/7) at LA: Appeared in the MLS Cup Final for the second straight season…Played 120 minutes and recorded three shots in the 2014 MLS Cup loss.
2013 (with Sporting Kansas City): Limited to 12 regular season appearances and one start after returning from a torn ACL suffered in August 2012…Made two appearances for Sporting in the CONCACAF Champions League, helping the club win Group 2 and advance to the quarterfinals…(6/22) at DAL: Made first MLS regular season appearance since ACL tear in August 2012, coming on as a second-half substitute…(8/23) at CHI: Made first and only start of the 2013 season, recording four shots in 67 minutes in the 1-0 loss…(10/26) at PHI: Registered only assist of the season in Sporting’s regular season finale, setting up Lawrence Olum’s game-winning goal in stoppage time…Postseason: (11/2) at NE: Made first of two MLS Cup Playoff starts, playing 77 minutes…Recorded two shots in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinal…(11/9) at HOU: Started and registered two shots in a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Final…(11/23) vs. RSL: Was an unused sub in Sporting Kansas City’s MLS Cup loss.
2012 (with Sporting Kansas City): Made 22 regular season appearances for Sporting Kansas City, starting 14 times and tallying five goals with one assist before suffering a season-ending tear of his anterior cruciate ligament on Aug. 26... Made four appearances in the 2012 U.S. Open Cup, helping Sporting win the tournament for the first time since 2004…(5/19) at COL: Scored first two goals of the season in a 2-2 road draw…(7/14) at CLB: Netted third goal of the season after entering the 2-0 win as a substitute in the 52nd minute…(7/28) vs. CLB: Tied career high in shots with seven in a 2-1 loss…(8/4) at NE: Scored Sporting’s only goal in the 1-0 win…(8/11) vs. D.C.: Scored a goal for the second consecutive game…(8/26) vs. NY: Collected only assist of the 2012 season in a 1-1 draw before suffering ACL tear.
2011 (with Sporting Kansas City): Finished the season tied for Sporting’s scoring title with nine goals in 29 appearances…Added three assists…(3/26) at CHI: Opened 2011 account with a game winner after entering the match as a halftime substitute …(4/2) at VAN: Registered the first multi-goal effort of his career, scoring in both halves of a 3-3 draw…(7/30) vs. NE: Snapped 17-match scoreless streak with an 89th minute equalizer in the 1-1 draw…(8/3) vs. RSL: Scored for the second consecutive match, adding an insurance tally in a 2-0 win…(9/10) vs. HOU: Secured second brace of the season in the 3-0 win…(10/1) at SJ: Recorded eighth goal of the season and set a career single-game high in shots with seven…(10/15) vs. NY: Scored for the second consecutive match, a game winner that helped Sporting clinch a spot in the MLS Cup Playoffs…Postseason: (10/30) at COL: Started and picked up third brace of the season in a 2-0 win in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Series.
2010 (with Kansas City Wizards): Drafted fourth overall in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Kansas City as a member of Generation adidas…Made 26 appearances, including 13 starts, in his rookie season…Finished the year with five goals and two assists…Led MLS in shots-on-goal percentage (.561), putting 23-of-41 shots on frame…Scored first professional goal in Sporting’s U.S. Open Cup play-in match against Colorado on April 13…Also had an assist in KC’s summer friendly against Manchester United…Selected for the Generation adidas team that traveled to Spain, scoring three goals and adding an assist in matches against Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid’s reserve squads…Also spent part of his offseason training with Premier League side Stoke City…(3/27) vs. DC: Made professional debut as a second-half substitute…Recorded one shot in the 4-0 win…(5/5) at DC: Registered first career assist in the 2-1 loss, setting up a late Kei Kamara goal…(5/23) vs. CLB: Played 90 minutes and recorded one shot in his first professional start…(7/14) at CLB: Opened MLS scoring account with the lone goal in a 1-0 win…(7/31) vs. TOR: Netted second career goal, also a game winner, in a 1-0 win…(9/22) vs. HOU: Scored for the second consecutive match as a substitute to help lift Sporting to a 4-3 win…(10/12) at CHI: Submitted the first multi-point effort of his MLS career, picking up a goal and an assist in the 2-0 win.
NATIONAL TEAM (UNITED STATES): Capped four times by the United States…Made international debut in a friendly against South Africa on Nov. 11, 2010...Scored only international goal against Chile in a friendly on Jan. 22, 2011, converting a penalty in a 1-1 draw...Last two caps came in January 2012, starting in wins over Venezuela and Panama…Tallied the first assist of international career vs. Panama, setting up Graham Zusi’s game-winning goal…Selected to the U-23 national team that competed in the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
NATIONAL TEAM (CANADA): Was a member of the Canada Under-17 and Under-20 National Teams before choosing to represent the United States.
COLLEGE (AKRON): Played two seasons at college powerhouse Akron under former coach Caleb Porter…Scored 23 goals and added eight assists in 45 career games…As a sophomore in 2009 – then a teammate of current Revolution midfielder Scott Caldwell – led the NCAA with 17 goals and won the Hermann Trophy, which is awarded annually to the nation’s top college player…Also garnered first-team All-American honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Soccer America…Helped lead the Zips to a pair of MAC Tournament titles and NCAA Tournament berths, including a spot in the 2009 College Cup Final, where they fell on penalties to Virginia...Earned a spot on the 2009 College Cup All-Tournament Team.
PERSONAL: Committed to making an impact in the local community, was named the club’s 2020 Humanitarian of the Year for his leadership role in rallying teammates to support Boston- and Providence-area families in need…Began the “Back to School with the Revs” shopping spree event in 2019…In the second year, grew the program to raise $12,000 and support 40 families with a Target gift certificate during back-to-school season…Raised $15,000 to provide 50 families with shopping spree in 2021…In November 2020, launched “Teal’s Turkey Club” in collaboration with the Providence Rescue Mission, helping to feed 250 Rhode Island families…Attended Shattuck-St. Mary’s High School in Faribault, Minn. …He and his wife have two daughters…Father, Alex, played professional soccer for 15 years in England, Portugal, Canada, and the United States, and was a star player for the Canada Men’s National Team…Sister, Kylie, is an actress and has starred in television series 'Pitch' and ‘Big Sky’, as well as the 2018 feature film ‘Game Night’ …Younger brother, Mataeo, signed a contract with Sporting Kansas City II in September 2021, making Teal one of three family members to have been part of the SKC organization.