The New York Red Bulls have signed forward Juan Agudelo to a homegrown Generation adidas contract. Agudelo's New York-based agent, Ron Waxman, confirmed the deal to SBI on Thursday night.
A member of the U.S. Under-17 national team and product of the Red Bulls Youh Academy, Agudelo impressed during pre-season with the Red Bulls after a successful trial stint with Colombian club Millonarios. Details of the contract were not made available.
Agudelo joins a crowded stable of forwards for the Red Bulls that includes Juan Pablo Angel, Macoumba Kandji, John Wolyniec, Conor Chinn and recently-signed Ghanaian forward Ibrahim Salou. He has impressed with his skill on the ball and improved strength, and should get minutes despite being just 17.
As a Homegrown Player, Agudelo will not count toward the Red Bulls' 24-man roster.