By IVES GALARCEP
The New England Revolution needed a big forward to help spearhead their attack. Sporting Kansas City had a surplus of forwards and a need for some allocation money.
The result is a trade sending Teal Bunbury from Sporting KC to the Revs in exchange for a first-round pick in 2015 and allocation money.
Bunbury, 23, suffered a torn ACL a year ago which cost him a large part of the 2013 season with Sporting KC. He returned in time to play 12 matches for Sporting KC, but made just one start and finished without a goal.
A fresh start in New England could do Bunbury some good as he fits exactly what New England needed in a good target forward. With more time to regain his full strength in his surgically-repaired knee, Bunbury could be in for a breakout season.
The trade was a simple one for Sporting KC to make given the club’s wealth of forward options. With C.J. Sapong, Claudio Bieler, Dom Dwyer and Soony Saad on the squad, and having drafted big forward Adnan Gabeljic, Sporting KC was able to unload some surplus and score a first-round pick and allocation money in the process.
What do you think of the trade? See Bunbury having a bounce back year in 2014? Think Sporting KC were smart to deal him now?
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