Big Apple Soccer is reporting that Juan Pablo Angel is coming to MLS. RB (Red Bull) New York signed the 31 year old to a reported 2 year contract and he'll be awaiting his visa.
JPA was/is an outstanding player for Columbia and Aston Villa. He fell down the pecking order this season at Aston Villa with the signings of John Carew, Ashley Young, and the emergence of Aghbenolahar (spelling?). He is an instant upgrade to the thin New York front line, and will bring flair, skill, and speed to the league. Awesome use of the Designated Player Rule. Also, he'll surely form a strong connection to the Columbian population in the New York/New Jersey area as well as other fans with his bilingual skills.
Great work by "Soccer by Ives" writer Ives Galarcep to follow this story with every emerging detail.