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 29)
Place of birth Barranquilla, Colombia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Saint Louis FC
Number 19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 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)
2013–2014 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 47 (23)
2015–2016 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 32 (13)
2017– Saint Louis FC 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:09, 11 July 2016 (UTC).

José Angulo (born January 13, 1988) is a Colombian footballer who plays for Saint Louis FC of the United Soccer League.



Angulo grew up in Clifton, New Jersey, son of Jose "El Perilla (The Knob) " Angulo which had a 10 year career in Colombia who played for Junior. He was also first Colombian to ever score at the Historic Metropolitano Stadium in 1986 against Uruguay. Jose Jr 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]


Angulo turned professional straight out of high school but despite numerous trials with clubs in Europe including: Hannover 96, Lazio, Penafiel, he was unable to secure a professional contract with those European clubs due to visa issues.[2] Returning to the United States in January 2008, his rights were assigned to New England Revolution through the Major League Soccer "discovery claim" process.[3] Angulo eventually signed with New England in autumn.[4]

He played only 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,[5] 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,[6] and scored his first professional goal on May 7 in a 1-1 tie with FC New York.[7] In his first year with Harrisburg City, Angulo was their top scorer 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.[8] Eight months later, New York declined his contract option, making him a free agent.[9] During his time with Red Bulls, Angulo only made one appearance, coming in as a substitute in a friendly against Tottenham Hotspur on July 31, 2012.[10]

On April 3, 2013, Angulo returned to USL Pro by signing for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.[11] Angulo had a breakout season with Pittsburgh. His 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.[12] He also scored in a friendly match against reigning FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic on July 19, 2013.[13][14] On the final match-day of the 2013 regular season, Angulo scored his 15th goal of the season, tying the goal tally of Dom Dwyer. Angulo was crowned league scoring champion on total points, 34 to 31, due to his four assists versus Dwyer's one. At the time, the 15 goals scored set the single season USL Pro scoring record.[15][16] At the end of the season, Angulo was named USL Pro league MVP.[17]

On 29 October 2013, it was announced that Angulo signed a 2-year contract extension with the Riverhounds despite strong belief that he would attract interest from clubs in Major League Soccer or other higher divisions during the offseason.[18] Angulo scored the Riverhounds' only goal in their opening match of the 2014 season in a 1-1 draw versus Orlando City.[19]

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers announced the signing of Angulo on February 10, 2015.[20] On 22 December 2016, he signed for Saint Louis FC.[21]


  • 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)
  • USL Pro All-League First Team: 2013[22]


  1. ^ "Two PDA Mens Alumni Sign Professional MLS Contracts This Week". Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  2. ^ The latest on Jose Angulo
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  5. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Archived from the original on 2013-07-27. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  6. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". 2011-04-23. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  7. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  8. ^ Red Bulls sign four players
  9. ^ [1]
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  11. ^ Esposito, Chris. "PLAYER NEWS AND NOTES: JOSÉ ANGULO SIGNS ON". Steel Army. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Angulo Named Player of the Week". USL Pro. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  13. ^ [3]
  15. ^ "Riverhounds, Kickers Finish Even". USL Pro. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  16. ^ "USL PRO Honors Announced". USL Pro. Archived from the original on 21 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  17. ^ "USL PRO Awards Winners Announced". USL Pro. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Riverhounds Re-Sign Angulo, Dallman". USL Pro. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  19. ^ "Lions, Riverhounds End Even". USL Pro. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  20. ^ "STRIKERS SIGN FORMER USL PRO MVP JOSE ANGULO". Strikers. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  21. ^ "Saint Louis FC Bolster Attack for 2017". Saint Louis FC. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  22. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-30. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 

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