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Revs pick up Bunbury from Sporting KC
by Paul Kennedy, February 19th, 2014 2:06PM

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UPDATE: Revs pick up Bunbury from Sporting KC



[MLS 2014 COUNTDOWN] Sporting Kansas City has a surplus of forwards and New England is in need of help up front, so the trade that sent Teal Bunbury from Sporting KC to the Revs for a 2015 No. 1 draft pick and allocation money makes all the sense in the world.

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Game 1: Chivas USA v. FC Tucson, 1 pm MT
Game 2: Colorado Rapids v. Chicago Fire, 3:30 pm MT
Game 3: Real Salt Lake v. NE Revolution, 6 pm MT
(All games North Stadium at Kino Sports Complex)

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Game 2: New York Red Bulls vs. Sporting KC, 3 p.m. ET
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Game 4: Montreal Impact vs. Fluminense U-23, 8 p.m. ET
(All games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.)

Bunbury is only 23 but already entering his fifth MLS season after Sporting KC drafted him fourth overall in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. He was SKC's all-time leading scorer among active players with 19 goals.

“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,” New England general manager Michael 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.”

Bunbury played as a U-17 and U-20 for Canada for which his father, Alex, was a star, but he switched to playing for the USA, debuting at the senior level against South Africa on Nov. 17, 2010, for the first of four caps. He later scored his first senior international goal in 2011 against Chile.

He will help the Revs, who lost Juan Agudelo, who scored seven goals in 14 games before leaving as a free agent. Whether he can equal Agudelo with whom he debuted for the USA against South Africa remains to be seen.

A knee injury suffered in August 2012 sidelined Bunbury for 10 months and he never fully regained his place in the lineup at SKC, which has one of the deepest frontlines in MLS with Claudio Bieler, C.J. Sapong, Soony Saad and Dom Dywer all back in 2014.

PELLETIERI DEAL FINALIZED. As expected, Chivas USA signed 31-year-old defensive midfielder Agustin Pelletieri, who last played for Argentina’s Racing Club.

“Technically, he is a very smart player who knows his position very well," says Wilmer Cabrera, the new Chivas USA. "He is fantastic at reading the game, and has a very good idea of how to win, possess and distribute the ball.  He is a well-rounded player in all aspects.”



Pelletieri, who has played his entire career in Argentina except for a short stint with AEK Athens in Greece, joined the Goats for the second week of preseason. He was not suited up for Wednesday's match against FC Tucson as Cabrera went with his second team.


2 comments
  1. Dave Kantor
    commented on: February 19, 2014 at 7:29 p.m.
    Giving up a first round draft pick often backfires, as the player acquired doesn't measure up, the team finishes with a bad record, but gave up the draft pick that might have helped them rebuild. I hope this is not the case for Revs, and Bunbury ends up being worth the pick.

  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: February 21, 2014 at 12:17 p.m.
    Have watched Bunbury for several years, and IMHO he has physical attributes and decent speed; but as for technical qualities very mediocre. Revs gave up too much; this guy brings too little to the table. No one can 'coach' soccer IQ.


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