Wizards draft Canada's Bunbury
U.S. collegian's father ended soccer career with MLS club in 1999-2000
The Kansas City Wizards used the fourth overall pick in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft to take Canadian forward Teal Bunbury.
Bunbury's father Alex, a Canadian Soccer Hall of Famer, ended his playing career with the Wizards in 1999-2000. They become the first father-and-son MLS duo.
Teal Bunbury, from the University of Akron, capped off his season by winning the MAC Hermann Trophy, U.S. college soccer's version of the Heisman Trophy.
The 19-year-old, who was born in Hamilton, Ont., also earned Soccer America's Player of the Year honours and led Akron to the NCAA championship game, where they lost to Virginia in a penalty shootout.
Bunbury, a Canadian under-20 international, is a member of the so-called Generation Adidas class that identifies top young prospects. They are desirable to MLS clubs because their wages do not count against the league's salary cap.
In his sophomore season at Akron, Bunbury led the NCAA in goals with 17, including five game-winners, and added five assists.