Club: New York Red Bulls
Senior Caps/Goals: 4/2
Already considered by many to be the first choice striker for the US national team, the hype machine on Agudelo is really working itself up, but for good reason. Agudelo burst onto the scene during the 2010 MLS playoffs where he started both games in the semi-finals for New York and impressed by showing great athletic ability and skill on the ball. Then, he would go on to get called into the US national teams' next friendly against South Africa and score his first goal for the senior national team.
After playing again for the US in a friendly against Chile and performing well yet again, he was called in for a third time to play in the next friendlies against Argentina and Paraguay, but this was the first time with most of the first team players. In the game against Argentina, he scored his second goal and was dangerous throughout his time on the field and against Paraguay, he was one of the best players on the field for the US and clearly outplayed his strike partner, Jozy Altidore.
5 months later from his first international goal, after playing well in all of his 4 international appearances, a goal against Argentina, and a good start to the new MLS season, the sky's the limit for Agudelo.