Juan Agudelo Scores First MLS Goal As New York Red Bulls Defeat Seattle Sounders

Expecting to contend for the 2011 MLS Cup, last year's Eastern Conference regular season winners kicked off the 2011 MLS season with a 1-0 win over the Seattle Sounders at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

The Red Bull Arena's boisterous crowd in the South Ward section, and the rest of the 20,982 fans, were given a preview of how dangerous the New York Red Bulls will be once they're in sync and running all cylinders. They witnessed moments of brilliance when Thierry Henry was "shaking and baking" his defenders as he passed the ball to his teammates.

They cheered approvingly of the potential and game awareness of Juan Agudelo, as he beat two defenders to accept a 50-yard pass from Teemu Tainio. This led to Agudelo's first MLS goal in the 71st minute of the game. With his world-class finish, many have to wonder how many goals Agudelo capable of scoring this season.

Not only was Agudelo's monumental goal important to the Red Bulls, it was also t...

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