Red Bulls trade Agudelo to Chivas USA for Pearce

The New York Red Bulls gave up on one of the top young American

players, trading forward Juan Agudelo to Chivas USA for defender

Heath Pearce and allocation money.

Chivas USA replaced Pearce by obtaining defender Danny Califf

from Philadelphia Union for midfielder Michael Lahoud and

allocation money.

Agudelo, 19, made his U.S. national team debut in 2010 and has

two goals in 15 international appearances. He failed to become a

regular with the Red Bulls last year and missed the start of the

MLS season after tearing knee cartilage while playing for the U.S.

under-23 team that was eliminated in Olympic qualifying.

Pearce, 27, was among the final cuts from the 2010 U.S. World

Cup roster. Califf, 32, signed with Philadelphia in 2010 after he

played in Denmark for AaB Aalborg and Midtjylland.