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Revolution Acquire Juan Agudelo from Chivas USA, Will Join Team Later This Week

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The Revolution traded allocation money to the West Coast, picking up striker Juan Agudelo from Chivas USA this afternoon. The USA international is expected to join the club later in the week.

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Our striker and goal problem may have finally found a solution. The New England Revolution has announced today that they reached a trade deal with Chivas USA for Juan Agudelo, the 20-year old United States national team striker, in exchange for allocation money. Agudelo is scheduled to join the squad later this week.

Revs general manager Michael Burns seems to be just as ecstatic as the fans, saying "We're very pleased we were able to complete this deal...While Juan is a young player with tremendous potential, he also already has a lot of experience both inside our league and internationally with the U.S. National Team. We believe Juan will improve our attack and make us a better team."

This trade has surely brought life to this season and options to the striker position. Agudelo, a former Red Bulls youngster and the first-ever US Soccer Development Academy product to be capped by the senior national team, has the ability to score and create chances for others. He's already picked up two goals and an assist in six appearances with Chivas, and hopefully this will lead to better offensive results. This also presents the ability to experiment with depth for the US Open Cup, should the team make a run.