Friday, January 24, 2014

Gooood mooooorning, Utrecht!! (updated)

Fresh FC Utrecht loan catch Juan Agudelo is now registered to play for the club. Whether or not he is named to the Saturday selection for their match at Roda JC remains to be seen later today, but with four attackers either battling injuries (Mulenga, Van der Gun, Duplan) or gone on a transfer (Takagi), it seems fairly likely he will dress.

UPDATE: For those sizing up FC Utrecht jersey purchases, Agudelo has been issued #18.




- Greg Seltzer

9 comments:

Zach said...

Good news!

I know you don't track the teenagers quite as rigorously (Except Biebs) but whats your take on the Palmer-Brown--> Juventus story?

Greg Seltzer said...

Why do you imagine I pay the slightest attention to Bieber?

As for the SKC kid, I am a little confused, as I have been told he has no EU passport.

justinwkoehn said...

I thought selling him would put a greater value on their academy, setting themselves up for more talent and better production, while giving the kid some European experience. Not sure why they want to hold on to him.

Greg Seltzer said...

You cannot see why a soccer team would want to hang onto a 16-year-old that can already draw a $1 million offer? Umm...

Zach said...

Only joshing you.

Seems crazy Juventus is willing to splash that cash on a player they have seen, what, a few times at most?

Good for SKC to be in position to say No to an offer like that.

Greg Seltzer said...

Bah, how can I know that was sarcasm?

But as to Juve, I personally cannot tell you how many times they have seen him or even if they made an offer. It is all news to me.

justinwkoehn said...

Greg, the fact that someone made a $1MM offer was probably a surprise to SKC. When someone makes a shocking deal for a young american like that, you tend to overvalue the player and hope to reap bigger rewards later on. Sometimes that strategy doesn't pay off and you should have taken the first offer. I'm not sure how the kid feels about it. Personally I would think going to the best club in Italy would be exciting rather than staying in MLS.

Greg Seltzer said...

Fair enough, but I think you are doing a whoooole lot of assuming.

justinwkoehn said...

I can do that because I'm not an MLS GM...yet :)