The speculation is over. Teal Bunbury will return to the New England Revolution after signing a multi-year contract with the club on Wednesday, per team release.
Bunbury was traded to the Revolution ahead of the 2014 season. Originally pegged as a center forward, the former Sporting KC man found a home on the flank. In total, Bunbury made 37 appearances across all competitions, offering six goals and eight assists. In the MLS Cup Final, Bunbury had a shot that was inches away from being the game's decider.
Although last preseason he expressed an interest in exploring European options once his contract expired, Bunbury's commitment New England grew over the course of the season.
"I am thankful to be able to remain with the Revs and help this club continue to build on what we accomplished last season," Bunbury said in a press release. "We have a close knit team that is capable of winning a championship and I look forward to being a part of that."
Revolution general manager Michael Burns expressed similar sentiments about Bunbury re-signing with the Revs.
"We’re excited to bring Teal back this season," Burns said. "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."
With Bunbury back in the fold, the Revs have now retained 10 of the 11 players that started in the MLS Cup Final with A.J. Soares being the sole outlier.