Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Will third club be the charm for Agudelo?
by Ridge Mahoney, May 8th, 2013 1:12AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Once regarded as the brightest prospect among young U.S. forwards, Juan Agudelo can't seem to find a suitable club option.

He’s been traded again, this time from Chivas USA to New England, in exchange for allocation money. The allocation amount, as is customary, hasn’t been specified, but it's clear that the Colombian-born Agudelo hadn't met the needs of Mexican coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola even though he scored two goals and assisted on another in his six appearances.

Agudelo, 20, is in his fourth professional season since debuting for the Red Bulls in October, 2010. The Red Bulls signed him as a Homegrown player after he’d come through the club’s academy program, yet the club traded him to Chivas USA a year ago in exchange for defender Heath Pearce. Agudelo's lifetime MLS stats with New York and Chivas USA are: 59 games (33 starts), 11 goals, and six assists.

He’s played 17 times for the U.S. national team, starting with his scoring debut against South Africa in November, 2010, and has a total of two goals. He played in a friendly against Russia last November and has one U.S. appearance this year in a January friendly with Canada.

Agudelo joins a Revolution struggling to score goals and in seventh place with a 2-3-3 record. The Revs have the fewest goals, four, in MLS. French striker Saer Sene recently returned after a long injury layoff, and Honduran forward Jerry Bengston has been struggling, so Agudelo might be joining the right team at the right time. The Revs have setup men in Andy Dorman, Lee Nguyen and Kelyn Rowe to supply the chances.

“We’re very pleased we were able to complete this deal with Chivas USA,” said Revs general manager Michael Burns in a team press release announcing the trade. “While Juan is a young player with tremendous potential, he also already has a lot of experience both inside our league and internationally with the U.S. national team. We believe Juan will improve our attack and make us a better team.”

Agudelo (6-foot-1, 180 pounds) moved from Colombia to New Jersey with his family when he was 8, and attended three semesters of the U.S. U-17 Residency Program (2008-09) in Bradenton, Fla. He played in the 2009 U-17 World Cup and for the U.S. U-23s in Olympic qualifying last year.

 

 

 



2 comments
  1. feliks fuksman
    commented on: May 8, 2013 at 7:49 a.m.
    Great potential! Needs confidence and support from a coach that believes in him.
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: May 8, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.
    Feliks is on the money, Agudelo needs a mentor who cares in order for him to respond.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USL Discipline: Djiby Fall suspended for biting opponent    
Senegalese striker Djiby Fall has certainly made a name for himself around the USL since joining ...
Money Matters: MLS's most-valuable goal producers    
With the release of 2017 MLS player salaries by the MLS Players Union, it's time to ...
MLS Weekend: Three Games to Watch    
FC Dallas hosts Portland in a showdown of the top two Western Conference teams, former Red ...
What They're Saying: Bastian Schweinsteiger    
"I would say around 70 percent. It's still in the game you feel like you want ...
MLS: Revs' Dorchester stadium plans stall    
Talks between the Kraft Group, owner of the New England Revolution, and the University of Massachusetts ...
U.S. U-15 boys lose to England after two wins    
The U.S. U-15 boys national team, coached by Dave Van Den Bergh, fell 3-2 to England ...
Video Pick: Keeper catches cross, scores with punt    
Bolivar goalkeeper Matias Dituro scored a super long-distance goal against Club San Jose. After snatching a ...
What They're Saying: Giovani dos Santos    
"I have felt really good this season even though things haven't turned out the way we ...
CCL: Omar Gonzalez adds to packed trophy case    
Omar Gonzalez might have been disappointed at first when MLS salary rules pushed him out the ...
MLS Discipline: Rapids' Ford suspended for one game    
Reviews of incidents from last weekend's games has prompted the MLS Disciplinary Committee to issue a ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives