Juan Agudelo – Is He The Real Thing?
DC United hosted the Red Bulls Thursday evening. The result? Red Bulls 4-0 DC United.
Thierry Henry seems to have his mojo back, scoring in the 11th and 37th minutes, and Joel Lindpere scored a brilliant goal against a rather uninspired United defense. But the goal of the night was undoubtedly scored by 18-year-old Juan Agudelo. The young Red Bull striker came on in the 70th minute for Luke Rogers and nearly headed a ball into the goal within several minutes of his entry into the game. While it is true that DC United’s defensive line may have been feeling the effects of getting shelled 3-1, there is no doubt that only a player with great potential and skill can pull off what Agudelo did in the 90th minute. (Watch the video below)
While expectations have been high for other U.S. players that never lived up to their billing, it’s hard to debate that this young man has the potential to be one of the best pure finishers the U.S. has ever produced.
Some are comparing it to this great Henry goal. (Watch it here)
While Agudelo’s goal may not be quite as spectacular, the young man is only 18 and you have to believe great things are in store for him. It can’t hurt that he is now training along side one of the best world class goal scorers of of the last 15 years, Henry.