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Revolution acquire forward Teal Bunbury

Teal Bunbury (left), shown in action against the Revolution in November, will move from Sporting Kansas City after the teams reached a deal Wednesday.
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Teal Bunbury (left), shown in action against the Revolution in November, will move from Sporting Kansas City after the teams reached a deal Wednesday.

The Revolution acquired forward Teal Bunbury on Wednesday, sending their first-round draft pick in 2015 and allocation money to Sporting Kansas City.

“We’ve been very open about our desire to add some additional attacking players to our roster ahead of the season and we believe Teal is a player who can make the sort of impact we need,” general manager Mike Burns said.

“He’s a talented, young player who can add a dynamic element to our system, and we’re looking forward to getting him into camp and integrated into our group as soon as possible.”

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Bunbury, 23, was drafted fourth overall in 2010 by Kansas City. He has 19 goals and seven assists in 89 appearances.

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The striker scored a career-high nine goals in 2011, tying for the team lead .

Bunbury’s father, Alex, played for the Kansas City Wizards from 1999-2000, making Teal one of MLS’s first second-generation players.