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JUAN AGUDELO
Holland FC Utrecht (Eredivisie)
#18 | Forward
Birth Date
Birth Place
Height/Weight
US Caps/Goals
November 23, 1992 (Age: 21)
Manizales, Colombia
6' 1", 183 lbs (1.85 m, 83 kg)
18/2
GP
12
S
7
M
768
G
2
A
1
YC
2
RC
0
OG
0
Club Career

Agudelo signed with the New York Red Bulls in March 2010 after coming through their academy. He made his debut late in the season and was immediately impressive enough to earn starts in the playoffs. In 2011, Agudelo became a part-time starter for NY, while also contributing off the bench. He never fully won the confidence of manager Hans Backe and was traded to Chivas USA in early 2012.

After am injury-riddled year with Chivas USA, Agudelo was on the move again in the spring of 2013, this time to New England. The forward returned to health and helped lead New England into the playoffs for the first time in several years.

Agudelo's contract expired at the end of the 2013 season and after much speculation, the forward inked a deal with Stoke City. However, Agudelo's application for a work permit was unexpectedly rejected. Stoke loaned Agudelo to FC Utrecht for the remainder of the 2013-14 season in hopes that he would burnish his resume for the work permit board.

International Career

Agudelo has been a part of the US program from a young age. He was a member of the 2009 U-17 World Cup team and was an active member of the U-20 team.

Shortly after his professional debut, Agudelo was named to an experimental friendly roster by Bob Bradley in November 2010. He scored on his debut, becoming the youngest goalscorer in US history. Agudelo's continued presence with the full national team in spring 2011 meant that he missed out on the failed 2011 CONCACAF U-20 campaign.

Agudelo was a member of the 2011 Gold Cup team. He was also expected to be a key member of the 2012 Olympic qualifying team, but suffered an injury early in the competition and missed most of the tournament.

Agudelo's playing time decreased under Jurgen Klinsmann as his club form dipped during a string of injuries. His strong form in 2013 has brought him back to the fringes of the national team.

As clubs wrap up the pre-season, several Americans featured in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League this Thursday.
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