Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 5/17/12

HARRISON, NJ - MAY 12: Juan Agudelo #39 of the New York Red Bulls looks on against the New England Revolution during the US Open Cup qualifying match on May 12, 2010 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bulls)
Juan Agudelo has been clamoring for more playing time and a better chance to shine for as long as he has been on the New York Red Bulls bench. He has yearned to have his name in lights, to be a team leader and the player who carries a franchise. Agudelo will get his chance to have all of that, only it won't be with the Red Bulls. New York traded away Agudelo to Chivas USA for U.S. national team defender Heath Pearce and a significant amount of allocation money, sources told Fox Soccer on Thursday. The blockbuster trade sends the 19-year-old Agudelo to a struggling Chivas USA side where he should be plugged into the starting lineup by a team in dire need of goal production. The Red Bulls part ways with a young forward who sources say was never a favorite of Hans Backe. The emergence of Kenny Cooper as a top scoring threat and ideal forward partner for Thierry Henry made Agudelo expendable, and when New York found a club willing to pay handsomely, they shipped away a player who ha...
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