NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 12, 2021) – Nashville Soccer Club announced today the acquisition of veteran attacker Teal Bunbury from the New England Revolution in exchange for up to $150,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM). New England will receive $75,000 (GAM) and an additional $75,000 if Bunbury meets certain performance-based metrics.
“Teal is a proven winner who has the pedigree and DNA we look for in members of our club. 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.” – Nashville SC General Manager Mike Jacobs
Bunbury joins Nashville after spending eight seasons in New England with the Revolution while most recently guiding the Revs to the most successful campaign in MLS history. This past season, Bunbury made 29 appearances for the 2021 Supporters Shield winners.
In his time with New England, Bunbury ranked fourth in Revolution history with 45 goals, while registering 21 assists since joining the Revs in 2014. Bunbury ranks seventh in New England’s history in MLS games played (231) and was named the Revolution’s Humanitarian of the Year in 2020 and 2021 for his leadership in organizing community events.
Bunbury earned the Revs Golden Boot award with a team-best eight goals, including three game-winners, in 2020. In that same season, Bunbury led all MLS players with six away goals in the regular season. The striker started all four games in the MLS Cup Playoffs for New England in a berth in the Eastern Conference Final.
Bunbury began his career as a member of Sporting Kansas City (previously known as the Kansas City Wizards) in 2010 after being selected fourth overall in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Kansas City as a member of Generation adidas.
Bunbury saw a spike in production in his second year with SKC scoring nine goals and registering three assists in 29 matches. Bunbury’s nine goals were tied for the team lead in 2011. The veteran striker will be reuniting with former teammate CJ Sapong, as the two played side by side while members of Sporting Kansas City from 2011 through 2013.
At the international level, Bunbury competes for the United States and has earned four caps and a goal in his international career.
Bunbury joins an electric Nashville SC offense that scored 55 goals this season, the fourth most in the Eastern Conference, just two goals shy of sole possession of second in that category.
Transaction: Nashville SC acquires Teal Bunbury in exchange for up to $150,000 in General Allocation Money. $75,000 in (GAM) and an additional $75,000, if Bunbury meets certain performance-based metrics.
Birthdate: February 27, 1990
Birthplace: Hamilton, ON
Nationality: United States
Last club: New England Revolution
How Acquired: Via $75,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) and an additional $75,000, if Bunbury meets certain performance-based metrics.