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Fred Adu is back on the market
   November 7, 2013 (10:34 AM) by Howie Michaels     Email This Post Email This Post

Sign him up, MLS.

Freddy Adu’s days are numbered in Bahia. The board does not intend to renew the tricolor bond with the American player, which ends in December, ending the most frustrating experience of the striker’s career, which has been called “the new Pele”.

Adu is 24 years old, was presented in April, hired by the Philadelphia Union as “payback” for the negotiation Kleberson wheel, and almost did not play this year.  The American never charted with Joel Santana and Christopher Borges. The reason? Technical deficiency.

– He does not play because we understand that others are superior and then he had so many opportunities. Will end the contract and Adu will follow his life.  Will be free to find another club – told LANCE! Net director football Bahia, Anderson Barros.

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Howie once received a death threat at a USA-Brazil friendly. He still believes in Fred Adu. He plays forward in coed rec, although not well.

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5 Responses to “Fred Adu is back on the market”

  1. Trent Hill says:

    Needs to go to MLS or Scandinavia and seek a small contract. Somewhere he will PLAY.

  2. jeffrey says:

    Why would the MLS want him? He did nothing for Philly, has a rep for being a distraction in the locker room, has done little on the field since before he legally drive and most likely still wants way to much money to fill a spot on a bench.

  3. Mitch says:

    Followed his career extensively since day one. There is without a doubt a spot somewhere in the MLS for Freddy Adu. In terms of talent, he could make any roster and find meaningful playing time, if not secure a starting spot on a few rosters. There’s no doubt about that as far as I’m concerned. Every MLS roster is filled with exceptionally mediocre American players. At 24, the Bahia coach suggested that Freddy has matured quite a bit and is no longer a massive ego in the locker room. He may want money that is consistent with what he’s made recently in his career, which would be fair. Ultimately he’ll settle for less given his recent trajectory. He was effective at creating chances in Philly for a coach that never believed in him and with a team that lacked quality from top to bottom. Hackworth enjoyed calling Freddy out publicly, which is a great indicator of Hack’s character and shows he’s worthless as a coach at the professional level. I was happy to see them struggle again this season. Adu will keep getting chances to prove himself regardless of what league he ends up in next. A fascinating figure, always. What’s perhaps even more fascinating is that even if he were to end up somewhere with a good fit, and his skills culminated with a new found mental approach, there’s still probably not a spot on the national team for him, not right away anyway. Bob Bradley called in Freddy Adu in a last stitch attempt to inject some offensive creativity into an American squad that had begun to stagnate. It worked, for everyone to see. You cannot doubt that at that time, he brought multiple things to the team that no other player could offer. We all saw his vision on the counter attack to donovan, and his willingness to create against Mexico. Klins, however, has taken the team to a new level. No longer do we approach games knowing that we don’t have the offensive players to exhibit the flair or creativity or willingness to attack the opposition. That’s the important part of the Freddy Adu saga, for me, perhaps Adu’s only real fan left. We’ve all moved on and he isn’t saving this program. Klins had a plan from the get go, and we can do nothing but stand back and admire how the footballing genius is slowly but surely changing soccer in this country for the better, without any need for Adu. If he comes to MLS I’ll watch more games than i currently do. He picks the locks of defenses and is willing to run at anybody. There’s still not really any players in our pool who get the ball at their feet, and you feel the buzz in the stadium that he may be about to break the game open. That’s what kind of player Adu is and i’ll always appreciate him for that.

  4. Jerry says:

    First, thanks Mitch for the outstanding post. Quite a good read.

    Second, with my home town team getting an MLS expansion team in 2015 I would love to have Adu given how he already would fit into our style of play at Orlando City. Obviously, the only issue would be money, but would be a great pick up.

  5. Rey says:

    Great post mitch. So refreshing to read such a well written post.

    I think that another stent in MLS would not be the right move. There are already too many opinions about him from ownership down to coaches. I think another fresh league without the techinacle ability required in Brazil would be good.

    I think a move to a Scandinavia would be the right move. They would be able to pay him closer to what he wants without all the complaining. And depending on where he ends up with his ability he could easily become a regular starter.

    From my point of veiw all I hope for Freddy is he finds somewhere he can settle and make money as a regular starter. If he never plays for the national team again who cares. He was this countries first child phenom, somehting that soccer cultures in Europe and South America are used to dealing with. Yet they still ruin careers by over hyping kids that are ill equiped to deal with the pressure that comes with all that hype. I just hope Freddy can enjoy what is left of his carrer and that when the next 16 year old comes along we can learn from freddy, and temper our expectations.

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