Found May 17, 2012 on
What do you do when your team has just moved into first place and rattled off a four-match winning streak despite missing the best player in the league?
If you're the New York Red Bulls , you pull the trigger on a blockbuster trade that makes you go from solid playoff team to legitimate title contender.
That's how you have to see the Red Bulls now after taking the team's third forward, Juan Agudelo, and trading him for one of the best defenders in MLS , Heath Pearce (along with allocation money, salary cap relief and a cut of any future Agudelo transfer).
Make no mistake. Agudelo is still a rising star and has the potential to one day be a superstar. That being said, the reality is he is not a player who was going to crack the starting lineup on a healthy Red Bulls team. Not with Kenny Cooper playing out of his mind, and not with Thierry Henry being Thierry Henry.
That's something Agudelo knew and was a key reason why he wanted to leave the Red Bulls, who origina...
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CARSON, Calif. Chivas USA has acquired forward Juan Agudelo in a trade with the New York Red Bulls, in exchange for Goat's defender Heath Pearce and allocation money.
Agudelo, 19, a product of the Red Bulls Academy, is in his second professional season. He has appeared in 33 matches including 13 as a starter, scoring 6 goals with the Red Bulls. The Red-and-White have traded...
The New York Red Bulls gave up on one of the top young American players, trading forward Juan Agudelo to Chivas USA for defender Heath Pearce and allocation money.
Chivas USA replaced Pearce by obtaining defender Danny Califf from Philadelphia Union for midfielder Michael Lahoud and allocation money.
Agudelo, 19, made his U.S. national team debut in 2010 and has two goals in 15...
Chivas USA has acquired forward Juan Agudelo in a trade with the New York Red Bulls, in exchange for Goat’s defender Heath Pearce and allocation money. Agudelo will be available for selection this weekend as Chivas USA take on the LA Galaxy in the first leg of the SuperClásico on Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 pm (PT) at The Home Depot Center. The match’s live television broadcast...
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...
In what was a hectic and somewhat unexpected start to a Thursday morning, Chivas USA surprised many by pulling off some inspired trade dealings today. As per league and team policy, details of contracts will not be revealed, however, what we do know is the that Danny Califf of the Philadelphia Union and Juan Agudelo of New York Red Bulls are now on their way to Chivas USA. The Philadelphia...