By FRANCO PANIZO
For the second time in just under a year, Juan Agudelo is packing his bags and moving from one coast to another.
Agudelo has been traded from Chivas USA to the New England Revolution in exchange for allocation money. The deal was initially announced on Tuesday evening via a tweet from Agudelo’s agent, Ron Waxman, but both clubs confirmed it shortly thereafter.
Per club and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The trade comes as a surprise considering that the 20-year-old Agudelo is in the final year of his contract with MLS and the forward options the Revolution already have. New England currently boast a group of strikers that includes Jerry Bengtson, Saer Sene and youngster Diego Fagundez.
Agudelo – who was traded from his hometown New York Red Bulls to Chivas USA on May 17, 2012 – made 26 starts, scored five goals and had four assists in his time with the Goats. He had two goals and one assist in six matches this season.
If Agudelo is made available immediately, his Revolution debut could come on Saturday at Gillette Stadium against the Red Bulls.
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