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Klinsmann urges Chivas USA new boy Agudelo to take his chance

USA boss Jurgen Klinsmann hopes Juan Agudelo can grab his chance now he has joined Chivas USA.

Klinsmann selected the 19-year old striker in his 27-man squad for upcoming friendlies and 2014 World Cup qualifiers and feels his move from New York Red Bull to Chivas could help him push for a regular spot in the national team.

"We have Juan Agudelo coming in after a difficult first part of the season for him, not qualifying for the Olympics (with the U23s), struggling with an injury, and now with the trade to Chivas USA that we hope gives him a lift because he couldn't pass by Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper at the Red Bulls," Klinsmann told

"He has an opportunity now, and we want him to grab it and make clear to everyone that he deserves to be a starter no matter where he plays."

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