The Revolution made their first significant move of the offseason after a record-setting season ended in Eastern Conference semifinal heartbreak, trading forward Teal Bunbury to Nashville in exchange for up to $150,000 in general allocation money, the team announced Sunday.
Bunbury, an eight-year veteran in New England, leaves as the club’s fourth-highest goal scorer of all time, with 45 regular-season goals in 231 appearances. The 31-year-old Canadian scored three times for the Supporters’ Shield winners this season, and led the team with eight goals in 2020.
Bunbury was voted the Revolution’s Humanitarian of the Year in 2020 and 2021 for his work in the community.
“I want to thank Teal for his eight years of dedicated service to the New England Revolution,” said Revolution coachBruce Arena in a statement. “Teal always gave his all for the club on the field and he brought that same passion to his tireless work in the community. We wish Teal all the best in Nashville.”
The Revolution will have a chance to make more moves when MLS free agency opens Wednesday.
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