The New England Revolution finally made a move and signed a player during the 2015 MLS Offseason. Well, re-signed a player that is. New England is excited to welcome back Teal Bunbury after signing him to a new multi-year contract. This move proves that the Revolution want to build their team by keeping their core players around and not having to spend money on new players. The move has people excited, but also leave some disappointed moving forward.
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Bunbury is 24 years young with loads of experience at both the club and international level. His time in New England started only last season, but he quickly turned into a solid contributor for the offense. During the 2014 MLS Season, Bunbury tallied six goals and eight assists to help lead the Revs to the 2014 MLS Cup.
Now that Bunbury is re-signed, New England will return 10 of their 11 starters from last season, a feat that most clubs in MLS cannot boast about. The piece missing from last seasons puzzle is defender A.J. Sores. Sores reportedly moved to Europe to keep playing, but the Revs still own his MLS rights and his return could still happen in the near future. With the Revolution already favored to win the 2015 MLS Cup, keeping Bunbury on the roster helps make that dream an even closer reality.
The Revolution organization is incredibly excited to welcome Bunbury back.
"“We’re excited to bring Teal back this season,” Revolution general manager Michael Burns said in a release from the club. “Teal is a talented, young player who’s brought a dynamic element to our system, and we’re expecting him to continue being a key contributor on the field.”"
Bunbury is just as excited to be back in New England as well.
"“I want to be somewhere where I know what I’m going to get from the guys,” Bunbury told MLSSoccer.com. “I know that they’re going to be able to push me to be the best that I can be and vice versa. Knowing that we have unfinished business was definitely a factor for me.”"
The re-signing of Bunbury makes New England stronger at the core, but their big issues at the Forward and Center Back spots still hold concern for the up-coming season. Rumors of Brazilian International, Robinho coming to New England have all but died and fans continue to hold on for the chance another DP will sign with the club.
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After their disappointing loss to the LA Galaxy in the 2014 MLS Cup, New England proved that their roster has great players, but is still missing that final piece to push them to the next level. The Revolution need a forward as soon as possible and if the 2015 MLS SuperDraft does not produce the answer, which is wishful thinking, then the Revs need to spend some cash and bring in a solid scoring option before the new season begins on March 8.
Bunbury’s return is great for the Revolution, but the team still needs to discuss more options to offer offense going forward.
What do you think about the move to re-sign Bunbury?