Soccer-American striker Agudelo joins Utrecht from Stoke


Jan 20 (Reuters) - Utrecht have signed American international striker Juan Agudelo on loan from Stoke City, the Dutch club announced on Monday.

The Colombian-born 21-year-old will stay at Utrecht until the end of the season, the club said on their website (

Stoke had signed Agudelo from New England Revolution but he is still be given a work permit.

"A young player like Agudelo must play and that he can't do at Stoke at the moment so it's a good opportunity for him and us," said Utrecht's chief scout Edwin de Kruijff.

Agudelo is the youngest goalscorer in the history of the U.S. national team, netting a goal on debut a week shy of his 18th birthday against South Africa in a friendly international in Cape Town in 2010. (Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Justin Palmer)

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