Minnesota United added more weapons to their attack on Tuesday, bringing in veteran striker Juan Agudelo.
Agudelo, who was a free agent after spending the 2020 season with Inter Miami, signed a one-year deal with last year’s Western Conference finalists.
According to Minnesota head coach Adrian Heath, the deal came through after Agudelo asked the club to train with the first team while he was working on a move to Championship side Stoke City. After the move didn’t pan out, the 29-year-old player decided to stay with Minnesota for 2021.
“Nothing is going to faze him. He had a really good impact last year when he played for Inter Miami,” said Heath. “I think it’s a really good pick up for us.”
Aguelado played 14 games with Miami and made nine starts in 2020. He finished the campaign with three goals to his name.
Juan Agudelo started his career with the New York Red Bulls in 2010 and later played with Chivas USA and New England Revolution. He also had a short stint in Europe with Dutch club FC Utrecht.
Agudelo has also been a U.S. international since 2008 when he made his debut for the U17 team. He received his first call-up for the senior team in 2010 and has since played 23 games for USMNT while scoring three goals.