José Angulo

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José Angulo
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Angulo with Riverhounds, 2014
Personal information
Full name José Angulo
Date of birth (1988-01-13) January 13, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Barranquilla, Colombia
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Number 18
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 New England Revolution 0 (0)
2009 Newark Ironbound Express 1 (0)
2010 Central Jersey Spartans 11 (10)
2011 Harrisburg City Islanders 27 (9)
2012 New York Red Bulls 0 (0)
2013- Pittsburgh Riverhounds 47 (23)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 16, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

José Angulo (born January 13, 1988 in Barranquilla) is a Colombian-American footballer player who plays for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the USL Pro.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Angulo grew up in Clifton, New Jersey, and attended Saint Benedict's Preparatory School, where he was a teammate of fellow professional Nelson Becerra. He was a Parade Magazine All-American at St. Benedict’s, and was widely regarded as one of the best high school players in the country.[1]

Professional[edit]

Angulo turned professional straight out of high school,[2] but despite numerous trials with clubs in Europe was unable to secure a professional contract. Returning to the United States, he signed a contract with Major League Soccer as a "discovery", and was assigned to the New England Revolution, but was released by the team during the 2009 MLS pre-season having only played in a handful of pre-season friendlies.

He played one game for the Newark Ironbound Express in the USL Premier Development League in 2009, and scored 10 goals for the Central Jersey Spartans in 2010,[3] before finally signing his first professional contract in 2011 when he signed with the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL Professional Division.

He made his professional debut on April 23 in a 1-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds,[4] and scored his first professional goal on May 7 in a 1-1 tie with FC New York.[5] In his first year with Harrisburg City Angulo led the club with 9 goals in 26 matches.

On March 5, 2012 it was announced that Angulo had agreed to terms with New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.[6]

On November 19, 2012, New York Red Bulls announced that they would not be picking up the contract option for Angulo, making him a free agent. [7] During his time with Red Bull, Angulo only made one appearance, coming in as a substitute against Tottenham Hotspur on July 31, 2012. [8]

On April 3, 2013, Angulo returned to USL Pro by signing for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.[9] At approximately the half-way point of the 2013 season, Angulo had scored 10 goals in his first 13 matches. This tally was second only to Dom Dwyer of Orlando City SC who had already broken the league single-season goal scoring record earlier in the season. Angulo's performances included a 5-game scoring streak which saw him recognized as the USL Pro Player of the Week for week 14 of the 2013 USL Pro season.[10] Angulo continued his impressive form during the 2013 season by scoring in the 3rd minute of a friendly match against reigning FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic F.C. on July 19, 2013. Despite taking the early lead, the match ended in a 1-4 loss for Pittsburgh.[11] On the final matchday of the 2013 regular season, Angulo scored Pittsburgh's only goal in a 1-1 draw with the regular season champion Richmond Kickers. With the goal, Angulo tied Dom Dwyer's goal tally of 15 for the season but was crowned scoring champion on total points, with a total of 34 to 31, after he tallied four assists and Dwyer tallied only one. Angulo's 15 goals tied Dwyer for the all-time single season USL Pro scoring record,[12][13] which was then broken by Kevin Molino of Orlando City SC the following season.[14] At the end of the season, Angulo was named USL Pro league MVP.[15]

On 29 October 2013, it was announced that Angulo signed a 2-year contract extension with the Riverhounds, along with 2013 assist leader Matthew Dallman, despite strong belief that he would attract interest from clubs in Major League Soccer or other higher divisions during the offseason.[16] Angulo scored the Riverhounds' only goal in their opening match of the 2014 season in a 1-1 draw with Orlando City SC.[17]

Honors[edit]

  • USL Pro MVP: 2013
  • USL Pro Golden Boot: 2013 (joint with Dom Dwyer)
  • USL Pro Scoring Champion: 2013
  • Former USL Pro Single-season goal scoring record: 15 (2013)[14]
  • USL Pro All-League First Team: 2013[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two PDA Mens Alumni Sign Professional MLS Contracts This Week". PDAsoccer.com. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Jose Angulo turning pro[dead link]
  3. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  4. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslpro.uslsoccer.com. 2011-04-23. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  5. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslpro.uslsoccer.com. 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  6. ^ Red Bulls sign four players
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ Esposito, Chris. "PLAYER NEWS AND NOTES: JOSÉ ANGULO SIGNS ON". Steel Army. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Angulo Named Player of the Week". USL Pro. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "RIVERHOUNDS FALL TO WIGAN ATHLETIC, 4-1 IN FRANK B. FUHRER INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY PRESENTED BY KEYTEX ENERGY". Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Riverhounds, Kickers Finish Even". USL Pro. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "USL PRO Honors Announced". USL Pro. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "MOLINO BREAKS USL PRO GOAL SCORING RECORD IN THRILLING 3-2 VICTORY". Orlando City Soccer Club. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "USL PRO Awards Winners Announced". USL Pro. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Riverhounds Re-Sign Angulo, Dallman". USL Pro. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Lions, Riverhounds End Even". USL Pro. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  18. ^ http://uslpro.uslsoccer.com/home/752617.html

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