New England Revs officially sign Agudelo after extended layoff

The 22-year-old forward re-signed with Major League Soccer after failing to sign with a European club last summer.  

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. —

Juan Agudelo has returned to the New England Revolution after a one-year absence.

The Revolution said Friday the 22-year-old American forward had re-signed with Major League Soccer. New England acquired Agudelo from Chivas USA in May 2013, and he scored seven goals in 14 regular-season games.

"Juan is a player that we always knew that we would be interested in welcoming back to the club if the opportunity presented itself, and now it has," general manager Michael Burns said in an official statement. "He is familiar with our club, our coaches, many of his teammates and the system that we play so we are confident that he will be able to fit right in and help us straight away."

The former United States international will begin training with the club next week in Arizona and will be added to the Revolution roster pending a physical and the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agudelo signed with Stoke of England’s Premier League after the expiration of his MLS contract. He was denied a British work permit and spent the second half of last season in the Netherlands with Utrecht, where he scored three goals in 14 games.

With Agudelo still unable to get a work permit, Stoke reached an agreement to terminate his contract.

Agudelo has two goals in 18 international appearances.

Information from FOXSoccer.com’s newswire services contributed to this report.