Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Forward Juan Agudelo is headed back to the New England Revolution, the club confirmed on Friday.
Agudelo, 22, returns to Gillette Stadium on a four-year contract after leaving the Revolution to sign with Premier League side with Stoke City following the conclusion of the 2013 season, a contract offer which allowed the club to hold on to his MLS rights.
Agudelo will be added to the Revolution roster pending a physical and the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Per league and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Juan is a player that we always knew that we would be interested in welcoming back to the club if the opportunity presented itself, and now it has," general manager Michael Burns said in a statement. "He is familiar with our club, our coaches, many of his teammates and the system that we play so we are confident that he will be able to fit right in and help us straight away."
After leaving the Revs for Stoke City, he was unable to obtain a U.K. work permit and spent the first half of 2014 on loan with FC Utrecht in the Dutch Eredivisie, where he scored three goals and added three assists in 14 appearances.
Agudelo spent the second half of the year looking for a new club after his agreement to join Stoke was canceled following a second rejection of his work permit application.
Agudelo, who has netted two goals in 18 appearances for the U.S. national team, originally signed for the New York Red Bulls as a homegrown player in 2010. He was then traded to Chivas USA in 2012 before being shipped to New England in May of 2013.
In total, he has registered 18 goals and seven assists across 73 MLS appearances.