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Teal Bunbury

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A promising forward with speed and strength, Teal Bunbury earned his first call-up to the U.S. National Team after a solid rookie season in 2010 with Sporting Kansas City. Age-eligible for the 2012 Olympic Games, he continues to build his young career heading into his third season as a professional. He has transitioned his successful rookie year at Kansas City into an even more successful second year, becoming a regular starter and setting career highs across the board.

  • Scored his first international goal in the 1-1 tie with Chile on Jan. 22, 2011
  • Made his first appearance for any U.S. National team when he came on as a sub in the USA's 1-0 victory against South Africa on Nov. 17, 2010, in the Nelson Mandela Challenge
  • Appeared in 26 games for Sporting Kansas City, scoring five goals and grabbing two assists in his first season as a professional; notched nine goals and three assists in 29 games in his second season
  • Won the Hermann Trophy award in 2009 as the nation’s top college soccer player while at Akron
2011: Called into camp ahead of the matches against Mexico in August and Honduras and Ecuador in October but did not dress … Scored a goal in his only cap of the year, a penalty-kick equalizer in the 1-1 tie against Chile on Jan. 22, 2011 … 2010: Earned his first cap for the United States on November 17, 2010 against South Africa, coming on as a substitute at halftime in the Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup … First Appearance: Nov. 17, 2010, vs. South Africa … First Goal: Jan. 22, 2011, vs. Chile.
2011: Recorded career highs for games played (29), games started (20), goals (9) and assists (3) … Scored a brace against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on April 2 in the 3-3 tie and twice against the Houston Dynamo in the 3-0 win on Sept. 10 … 2010: In December 2010, spent time training with English Premier League side Stoke City and scored in a reserve match against Wigan Athletic … Finished the season with 26 appearances, five goals and two assists ... Scored his first professional goal on April 13, 2010, in a U.S. Open Cup game against the Colorado Rapids … Made his professional debut on March 27, 2010, in Kansas City's opening game of the 2010 MLS season against D.C. United … Drafted fourth overall in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.
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