Mon, Mar 25th 2013, 14:39
The Philadelphia Union has reached a contract termination by mutual consent with star midfielder Freddy Adu.
Adu, who finalized the agreement on Monday, has signed with Esporte Clube Bahia, a Brazilian club, and the Union, in turn, acquired veteran Brazilian midfielder Jose Kleberson on loan from the same team.
Kleberson, 33, was on Brazil’s winning team in the 2002 World Cup, and has appeared in 32 matches for his country.
Adu, 23, came to Philadelphia in August 2011 under former coach Peter Nowak. Adu made 35 appearances for the Union, scoring seven times with two assists.
“We would like to thank Freddy Adu for his service to the Union over the past two years,” Philadelphia team manager John Hackworth said, “and wish him the…
Mon, Nov 19th 2012, 11:06
Freddy Adu will continue to hone his skills in the offseason with European club Galatasaray in Turkey the Philadelphia Union announced today. Adu will depart today for a two week training stint with Galatasaray.
This marks the second straight season that Adu has trained in Europe in the offseason, spending two weeks with Spanish side Rayo Vallecano last season.
Mon, Nov 5th 2012, 10:52
Freddy was interviewed on the BBC to talk about his season, his journey through the MLS and Europe, and his future football plans. Freddy’s segment begins at 19:40 seconds.
Thu, Oct 18th 2012, 11:25
Last November, while working out in Bradenton, Fla., Philadelphia Union forward Freddy Adu placed a call to Eddie Johnson.
At the time, Johnson didn’t have a team, was contemplating quitting soccer and, Adu recalled, not in very good spirits. But that didn’t stop Adu from trying to convince his good friend to train with him.
“I called him because he was in Orlando and said, ‘Why don’t you come down to Bradenton and work out with me?’” Adu told MLSsoccer.com following the Union’s training session Wednesday. “He said, ‘Eh, I don’t know.’ I was just like, ‘Do it, man. It will be good to see you.’”
Johnson agreed and ended up staying in Bradenton, where he met up with the…