Juan Agudelo battles former NYCFC defender Ben Sweat for the ball. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)
MIAMI, Fla. — Former Red Bulls forward Juan Agudelo is now a member of Inter Miami FC.
The 2020 Major League Soccer team announced Saturday it had acquired 27-year-old from Toronto FC in exchange for a 2021 MLS SuperDraft third-round pick.
“Juan has several years of experience in and out of this league and still has a lot to give,” sporting director Paul McDonough said. “He has shown that he’s a very talented player and we feel he will add valuable depth to our squad.”
Primarily a center forward, Agudelo also can play on the wing. He was selected by Toronto FC in Stage 2 of the 2019 MLS re-entry draft Dec. 3. Agudelo most recently played for the New England Revolution over six seasons, making 156 regular season appearances, scoring 35 goals and registering 16 assists.
He spent part of the 2014 season with top-division Dutch side FC Utrecht, making 14 appearances and recording three goals and three assists.
In 2010, Agudelo began his professional career as a Homegrown player for the Red Bulls, spending more than two campaigns with the club. He made 33 regular season appearances, totaling six goals and two assists.
In May 2012, Agudelo was traded to Chivas USA, where he played 26 games before being traded to New England.
Agudelo has registered 46 goals and 22 assists in 216 career MLS matches.
The Colombian-American has represented the United States, earning caps across various age levels. He made appearances for the Umfrt-17, U-20 and U-23 teams before earning senior call-ups. Agudelo has earned 28 senior appearances. He made his debut against South Africa and scored the game’s only goal in 2010, at the time becoming the country’s youngest goal-scorer in a senior international match.