Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Report: Agudelo signs deal with Stoke
New England Revolution forward Juan Agudelo has agreed to join Stoke City of the English Premier League after his MLS contract expires Dec. 31, according to a report by soccerbyives.net.
Agudelo, 20, has signed a multiyear deal to join Stoke in January, the report said.
Chivas USA traded Agudelo to the Revolution in May for allocation money. He has scored five goals in 11 MLS matches while battling a knee injury this season.
Agudelo made 14 appearances with the U.S. national team in 2011 but has fallen out of favor under Jurgen Klinsmann. He last appeared as a substitute in a January friendly against Canada but did not feature in this year's World Cup qualifiers or the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
The Revolution released a statement on their official website following the report Tuesday.
"We are aware of the stories circulating about Juan Agudelo, but as we're sure you can understand, we cannot address anything publicly unless an official announcement has been made," the statement said. "But we can state that Juan is near full health and due back to the squad soon to help us as we push toward the playoffs the last three months of the season."