Amidst an otherwise ragged affair, pitting a ‘C’ USA Squad against South Africa in Cape Town in the final international friendly of the year, 17 year old Juan Agudelo of the New York Red Bulls entered the game with about 30 minutes to go. Juan was last seen starting at the expense of Thierry Henry in the MLS playoffs against San Jose a few weeks back – a game in which he created havoc and assisted on a Juan Pablo Angel goal.
And this is how the young man responded:
NOW THAT’S HOW YOU DEBUT FOR THE NATIONAL TEAM!
Let the hype and unrealistic expectations ensue! Seriously, that’s some nice composure and skill by Mikkel ‘They Put Me in the Mix’ Diskerud, a dual Norwegian-US citizen who also debuted this game, with the assist. Continue reading