HOW ACQUIRED: Acquired via trade with Sporting Kansas City on Feb. 19, 2014, in exchange for New England’s natural first-round pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft and allocation money.
Bunbury began his career as a center forward but has mainly featured on the wing since joining New England. A two-way player, he can beat defenders one-v-one, score himself or set 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. Drafted by Sporting Kansas City fourth overall in the 2010 MLS Superdraft a member of Generation Adidas.
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.