There’s at least one New England Revolution player that’s expected to benefit from Bruce Arena taking over the US Men’s National Team, as Juan Agudelo is inline for a January call up.
Arena, who recently took over for Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach of the national team, recently expressed a desire to look at MLS players. Among those listed as potential prospects was Agudelo.
Having scored three goals in 21 appearances for the USMNT, Agudelo isn’t exactly a stranger to the program. That said, the 24-year-old prodigy found it difficult to earn Klinsmann’s trust, even after he scored against Mexico on Apr. 15, 2015. Although he would get a start against Germany a month later, Agudelo didn’t get another cap until October 11, 2016.
If Agudelo wants to become a regular for Arena, his first chance to impress will be during the annual January camp. The camp will include a friendly against Serbia on January 29 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.