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Is Juan Agudelo's development in jeopardy with the Red Bulls?

Updated: February 20, 2012, 11:02 AM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

U.S. soccer's latest Next Big Thing, the most recently anointed vehicle for international soccer dominance, is wading into treacherous waters. When it comes to Juan Agudelo, the New York Red Bulls' 19-year-old Colombian-American striker -- who scored twice and earned a penalty in his first three U.S. appearances in 2010 and 2011 -- could soon see his development lag behind its projected growth curve.

Agudelo is the product and property of the New York Red Bulls, as he was when ...

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