Nashville SC is on the verge of acquiring Tail Banbury from the New England Revolution for up to $150,000 in allotment money, sources tell ESPN.
NSC will participate $75,000 in the 2022 allocation funds, and the amount could rise by another $75,000 if incentives are met. The deal is expected to be announced on Sunday when the half-day MLS trading window opens.
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Bunbury, 31, has spent the past eight seasons with the Revs, scoring 47 goals and adding 23 assists in 243 league and playoffs, showing versatility and toughness in the process.
Prior to his tenure in New England, Bunbury spent four seasons with Sporting Kansas City, scoring 21 goals along with seven assists in 94 league games and eliminations. He was part of the SKC team that won the MLS Cup in 2013, although he was an unused substitute in the final.
Bunbury was born in Hamilton, Ontario and is the son of Canadian international Alex Banbury. The younger Bunbury is also a US citizen through his mother, and despite representing Canada at the youth international level, he chose to represent the United States in 2010. He made four appearances for the USMNT, scoring his only international goal in a friendly match against Chile.