Juan Agudelo Traded To New England

Juan Agudelo Traded To New England

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 7, 2013
  • 1 Comments
  • Features, Juan Agudelo, Trades
Juan Agudelo is joining New England. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Juan Agudelo is joining New England. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

You read that correctly. Chivas USA has traded forward Juan Agudelo to the New England Revolution on Tuesday in exchange for allocation money.

He made 20 starts in 26 appearances for the Rebaño Angelino, recording five goals and four assists.  So far this year, he’s made six appearances, scoring two goals and adding one assist.

I must say this deal kind of came out of no where. It is interesting to see that Chivas was so quick to get rid of Agudelo, not even a year after trading for him from New York. Obviously Chivas USA is lining up some sort of forward signing that is more in line with their Mexican-American path that they are on this season.

For New England, Agudelo fills a big need that they have up front. Whether or not he fits in with this club remains to be seen but this is a good move for both the player and the club. New England needs a go-to striker and Agudelo has shown at times that he can be that kind of player. It all depends on if he wants to be in New England for the long haul.

What do you make of this move?

 

  • emg117

    Unless that allocation money was huge, Chivas has once again got rid of their quality non-Mexicans for nothing (Riley, Townsend, Zemanski etc).

    If they don’t sign a big striker this summer then this becomes a even dumber move.