The New England Revolution have acquired former NYRB and Chivas USA striker Juan Agudelo today in return for allocation money. The 20 year old Colombian-born U.S. international will bring an abundance of speed and technical ability to the Revolution, which seems to be just what the club’s attack needs at the moment. Agudelo should be motivated to hit the ground running as his career appears to have stalled at both the domestic and international level over the last 18 months and in New England he will have amply opportunities to get himself back on track. Agudelo has shown glimpses of his ability this season, with two goals and a “Player of the Week” win just a month ago.
While it may not be New England coach Jay Heaps’ intention to have Agudelo on the field at the same time as forwards Saer Sene and Jerry Bengston, a formation with Sene and Bengston up top with Diego Fagundez and Agudelo coming off the wings as attacking midfielders might be effective. At the very least it would be interesting. It would however, force Heaps to make some tough choices in a midfield that seems, at this point, to be overstocked: Guy, Nguyen, Toja, Rowe, Cisse, Caldwell, Dorman, and Simms.
As with so much surrounding the New England Revolution in reasons years, only time will tell.