Juan Agudelo Receives More Bad News

Juan AgudeloJuan Agudelo the U.S. international received more bad news for his football career. He was passed on by the Wolverhampton Wanderers after spending a two-week training period with the English Championship side.

The biggest reason the Wolves made that decision was due to a lack of match fitness. The reason he is not fit was due to an injured groin, but also the nomadic football life he has had the past 12 months not allowing him to play in enough official matches.

Kenny Jackett the manager of the Wolves said the key for Agudelo was match fitness. For him to be at Championship standards he needs to play matches and it is quite hard to go from nothing directly into the Championship.

The Championship in England is grueling physically with some even believing it exceeds the physicality of the topflight league in England the Premier League. In the Premier League, sharper skills lower the necessity of having an excessive amount of fitness.

The pursuit of Agudelo to play European football saw him leave the MLS’ New England Revolution last winter to play in Stoke City.

However, when at Stoke, he was not given a work permit by the UK and was quickly loaned out to FC Utrecht a Dutch squad where he had 3 goals in his 14 appearances.

This summer in his attempt to return to England and Stoke, he was denied a work permit for the second time and he was cut loose by the squad.

Because of that, he last played a competitive match May 3 and he is not match fit.

Agudelo now has few options left in Europe at this early stage of his career and with the season ending in the MLS it could be a number of months before he can play in topflight football again.

That is not good for a 21-year old who has been on and off the U.S. National Team since he was just 17.

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