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Official: Revolution Announce Re-Signing of Juan Agudelo

It seems like only yesterday Juan Agudelo was scoring goals for New England, and now he's back with the Revs after a year (sort of) in Europe.

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The New England Revolution formally announced the re-signing of Juan Agudelo today. It might in fact be the worst kept secret in Revs transaction history too, but we digress.

I mean, just look at this wonder highlight montage:

That's what the Revs are adding to a team coming off an MLS Eastern Conference title and MLS Cup Final appearance. It was arguably Agudelo in 2013 who catapulted the Revs back into the plays for the first time in several seasons, and now in 2015 he'll be tasked with getting the Revs over that last final hurdle.

The MLS Cup.

Agudelo joins the Revs on a deal reportedly through 2018, although per team and league policy the terms of the contract were not disclosed. The striker returns to the Revs after a seven goal campaign following a trade from Chivas USA early in the 2013 season. Through out his MLS career with the New York Red Bulls, Chivas and New England, Agudelo has made 73 regular season appearance, including 44 starts, while totaling 18 career goals and 7 assists.

"Juan is a player that we always knew that we would be interested in welcoming back to the club if the opportunity presented itself, and now it has," Revolution general manager Michael Burns said. "He is familiar with our club, our coaches, many of his teammates and the system that we play so we are confident that he will be able to fit right in and help us straight away."

Agudelo will be officially added to the roster pending a physical and receipt of his International Transfer Certificate. He will join the Revolution next week as they continue their preseason preparations in Arizona.

Juan's signing with the Revolution ends a long drama for the young striker who has been without a club since the end of 2013-14 European season while on loan at FC Utrecht from Stoke City. Agudelo was never able to acquire a work permit to play in the UK and has been without a club since late spring.

Welcome back, Juan Agudelo!