FOXBORO, Mass. – When head coach/sporting director Bruce Arena joined the New England Revolution last spring, it coincided with forward Teal Bunbury scoring seven goals across an eight-game stretch of MLS and U.S. Open Cup play.
But from late July through the club’s first MLS Cup Playoff return since 2015, the goal well ran dry for the 29-year-old. Often a streaky goalscorer, his production wavered during the Revolution’s summer renaissance.
So, as Arena’s first offseason arrived this winter, the Revolution went shopping for a No. 9, especially with Colombian forward Juan Fernando Caicedo’s loan not extended and former U.S. men’s national team player Juan Agudelo selected in Stage Two of the 2019 MLS Re-Entry Draft by Toronto FC.