If Juan Agudelo knew as a teenager what he knows now, his soccer career might have unfolded differently.
Agudelo was 17 when he got his first international goal, making him the youngest scorer in modern U.S. national team history.
That was six years ago. Since then, Agudelo has started just seven games for the U.S.
“It comes up in my mind. But I don’t let it linger,” Agudelo says. “I say ‘OK, yeah, things could have gone a different way.’ But that’s just the way it is.”
Therein lies a lesson for Christian Pulisic, who this year beat Agudelo’s record when he became the second 17-year-old American to score an...