FIFA.com Names Juan Agudelo a 'Star Set to Shine'

06 March 5:52 pm

FIFA.com Names Juan Agudelo a 'Star Set to Shine'

By Frank Della Femina

FIFA.com recently named Red Bulls forward Juan Agudelo one of the "Four stars set to shine in 2012."

The 19-year-old forward and Red Bulls Academy product played in two games for the Red Bulls in 2010 before making his jump to the parent club with 27 appearances last season. Agudelo finished the year with six goals and two assists and continues to be involved in a number of U.S. call ups for both the U.S. Men's National Team and the US U-23 squads. Just last week Agudelo scored the first goal for the U-23 team in a 2-0 win over Mexico.

According to FIFA.com:

Although he finished the campaign with just six goals in 27 appearances as the Red Bulls suffered play-off disappointment, it was Agudelo’s impact on the international scene which caused a genuine stir. After becoming the youngest player to score for USA during the modern era, when he struck as a substitute against South Africa on his debut aged 17, he then bagged an equaliser in a friendly against Argentina.