Chivas USA and U.S. national team forward Juan Agudelo has begun a training stint with Scottish Premier League power and UEFA Champions League side Celtic.
Agudelo, who assisted on Michael Bradley's goal in the USA's 2-2 draw with Russia on Wednesday, was slated to begin the training stint Friday, according to his agent, Ron Waxman, who tweeted the announcment on Thursday. Agudelo confirmed the training stint on his verified Twitter account Friday, writing, "Yes I'm here in Glasgow training with #Celtic. Nothing to hide." According to Chivas USA, Agudelo will train with Celtic for a week before resuming offseason vacation ahead of the MLS club's preseason preparations.
The stint, which is not a trial, is not unlike what the 19-year-old Agudelo did last offseason, when he trained with Liverpool and Stuttgart to maintain fitness ahead of rejoining the New York Red Bulls for MLS preseason. Agudelo, who was traded to Chivas USA from New York on May 17, finished the 2012 season with three goals and three assists in 24 games (17 starts).
Agudelo joins the likes of the Philadelphia Union's Zac MacMath (Everton), Cristhian Hernandez (Real Sociedad) and Jimmy McLaughlin (Hoffenheim) as MLS players to head overseas for training stints, something that has become a common occurence for the league's players during the lengthy offseason.
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