The Red Bulls leading scorer last season has re-signed with the club, with financial terms not disclosed, as per club policy.
“We’re thrilled to have come to an agreement with Juan Pablo,” said Red Bull New York Managing Director Erik Stover. “During his two years in New York, Juan Pablo has established himself as the top forward in the League. He has shown a tremendous commitment to this club both on and off the field. We’re excited to have him lead our team in the coming years as we compete for a MLS Cup championship.”
The 33-year-old two-time MLS All-Star holds one of the Red Bulls designated player spots and was a finalist for the 2007 MLS Most Valuable Player. Since joining the Red Bulls in April of 2007, Angel has scored 35 goals in only 49 appearances.
I’m very excited to extend my contract with the Red Bulls,” Angel said of his decision to re-sign. “As I have said in the past, I think that the League is very competitive and is growing every year. Red Bull has shown me that they are dedicated to improving the club and the quality of the sport year after year and I am looking forward to be a part of it as we move into a brand new stadium next season.”
Before joining the Red Bulls, Angel was a fixture in Aston Villa’s line-up, making 175 appearances over six years with the club, scoring 44 goals. Prior to that he played at River Plate (96 apps, 46 goals) and Atletico Nacional (54 apps, 45 goals).
He has also featured for the international team of his native Colombia, having won 33 caps, scoring nine goals in the process.
Shane Evans, Goal.com