Juan Agudelo To Train With VfB Stuttgart

After a blazing start with the U.S. National team to begin the year, New York Red Bull forward Juan Agudelo ended 2011 seeing more time on the bench than the pitch. Still, that hasn’t stopped interest in one of the most promising players in the American’s youth pool.

According to agent Ron Waxman, Juan Agudelo will be spending his offseason training with Bundesliga side, VFB Stuttgart. Agudelo just completed with the U.S. U-23 team in Germany, and will now be looking to stick around a bit longer.

The German side, currently seventh in the league table, are a well supported and followed side with a passionate fan base. Though simply a training stint, the move will allow eyes to be on the American product as curiosity continues to peak over the 19 years old’s potential.

Red Bull supporters were frustrated with the way head coach Hans Backe used the young American during the season, creating speculation over his future plans with the team. Agudelo featured in 27 matches, but mostly as a late game sub, earning 12 starts in the process for a total of 1364 minutes of playing time. In that time, he accumulated six goals and two assists.

  • JJ

    15 games and 2 goals is a amazing start.

  • The key word is START, where he actually put in those chances. Clearly, as the year went on and playing time waned, it affected his output in both the domestic and international scene.