Growing up in the borough of Saint-Léonard, Montreal, former Canadian soccer glory Alex Bunbury has a son, Teal, who has played for many years with the New England Revolution.
Teal Bunbury was already part of this team in 2014, when the Revolution last appeared in the Major League Soccer Grand Final. He will try again to help his team advance to the final game on Sunday in the duel against the Columbus Crew.
At 30, Teal would be writing a new chapter in the rich history of the Bunbury family.
“I remember driving the car when he told me he wanted to be a soccer player,” Bunbury said in a recent interview with the Boston Globe. And I replied: “you know what that means”. “
Bunbury then wanted to warn his son that it would take a lot of effort to get there and that he would probably have to live with the fact that he was compared to his father.
From father to son…
After leaving Montreal, where several members of the Bunbury family still reside, Alex first played for the Hamilton Steelers in the Canadian Soccer League. This is where Teal was born in 1990. Having spent a short time with the Montreal Supra in 1991, Alex Bunbury then moved to Portugal, where he remains the top scorer in the history of the Maritimo club. . He has also proudly represented Canada on the international stage.
For his part, Teal Bunbury has mainly lived in Portugal and Minnesota. He also wore the Canadian colors for a few competitions before turning to American training for seniors. Above all, he has been playing in MLS for a decade already and defending the colors of the Revolution for seven seasons.
In the shadow of Carles Gil and Gutavo Bou, Bunbury notably played against the Montreal Impact in the play-off on November 20. Used for 86 minutes in the 2-1 win, the midfielder threatened with three shots, including one on target.
Since then, Bunbury and the Revolution have continued on their way, defeating the Philadelphia Union and Orlando City SC. A win over the Crew would add even more luster to the New England team’s surprising run.
– The match between the New England Revolution and the Columbus Crew is presented this Sunday, December 6, at 3 p.m., on the TVA Sports network. A pre-game is also scheduled from 2:30 p.m.