Revolution trade for Juan Agudelo

Revolution trade for Juan Agudelo
May 7, 2013, 6:15 pm
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The New England Revolution have scored just four goals in eight games, but they hope that better days are ahead.

Revs President Brian Bilello leaked the news of a trade via Twitter, and it became official later that day that the Revs completed a trade with Chivas USA for Juan Agudelo in exchange for allocation money.

Agudelo, 20, is in his fourth MLS season after making his professional debut in 2010 as a New York Red Bulls Homegrown player. In 59 career appearances (33 starts) with New York and Chivas USA, Agudelo has scored 11 goals and added six assists. So far this year, he’s made six appearances for Chivas USA, scoring two goals and adding one assist.

“We’re very pleased we were able to complete this deal with Chivas USA,” Revolution General Manager Michael Burns said. “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.”

He was a member of the United States’ 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup team, where he recorded both of his assists, both on Clint Dempsey game-winning goals against Canada and Jamaica.

Agudelo was limited to one national team appearance in 2012 because of injuries, but earned an assist on Michael Bradley’s game-tying goal against ninth-ranked Russia in Krasnodar on Nov. 14 in his only appearance. This year, he’s also made one appearance, in a 0-0 draw against Canada on Jan. 29, in Houston.