Roundup recaps from loss in Houston, which sees the Union drop to seventh place. Harrisburg falls in Orlando. MLS wrap. NWSL playoffs begin on Saturday. US falls on PKs to North Korea as Women's U-20 World Cup. More.
Notes and quotes from Jim Curtin's first press conference. Officiating the story after World Cup opener. US Soccer prez says FIFA has not asked US to prepare organizing committee in case 20022 WC taken from Qatar. More.
Football Wonderkids Who Never Made It Why Martin Ødegaard should resist Arsenal & Bayern Munich for now is a post from: Just Football
by Mathew Burt
16-year-old Norwegian Martin Ødegaard has quickly become one of the hottest properties in world football following his sensational rise at Strômsgodset and his international debut this year aged just 15.
On a World Cup rest day, Major League Soccer continued, with the defending champions returning home to take on the Chicago Fire. In hot and humid conditions, neither team was able to find the final breakthrough as both sides settled for a 1-1 draw. Sporting KC's Dom Dwyer scored the opener in the 33rd minute when he took advantage of a poor mistake by Patrick Ianni and finished one-on-one with Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson.
After arriving in Serbia on Thursday and attending FK Jagodina's UEFA Europa League qualifying match, a 1-0 defeat to CFR Cluj, Adu signed his contract on Friday and officially became a member of Jagodina's squad.
Freddy Adu's next career destination could be in Eastern Europe.
Goal USA is reporting that Adu is preparing to sign with Serbian side FK Jagodina, ending a seven-month run without a club after he was released by EC Bahia in Brazil. Jagodina finished third in the Serbian league last season and is taking part in UEFA Europa League qualifiers for the third straight season.
Dutch side AZ Alkmaar have enjoyed their fair share of success stories when it comes to utilizing American talent. With current U.S. Men's National Team forwards Jozy Altidore andAron Johannsson as products of the club, AZ are now looking towards its next possible American project.
I mentioned the other day there may be a Swiss side also showing interest in Freddy Adu. Well, there is and it's fourth place finishers FC Luzern (who, yes, hold a Europa League qualifying invite). However, with him trialing for Bob Bradley, it remains to be seen if they can do anything about that interest.
The World Cup is over and the time begins to look ahead to 2018 in Russia. U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann appears to be doing just that, with reports from Ireland indicating the USMNT will heading there for a friendly this fall.
I don't know if I just have too many other chases going on or what, but Freddy Adu heading to AZ Alkmaar for a trial toootally slipped past me. Funny part is, I was meant to check back with Stabæk tomorrow. Of course, Adu and AZ director Earnie Stewart won a title together with D.C. United, and the former USMNT star has had good success when grabbing young players.
Julian Green's long-awaited arrival to the United States men's national team is here. Green made his debut in a friendly against Mexico on Tuesday night when he came on in the 60th minute. His performance wasn't great or awful, but certainly left something to be desired. Green missed on a couple passes into the midfield, and his slip and fall is what eventually led to Mexico's second goal.
Catch up with ex-Union players including Freddy Adu, Kleberson, Jack McInerney, Justin Mapp, and Kai Herdling.
Freddy Adu wants you to know that he is in the District of Columbia, which is called home by D.C. United of MLS. As you may know, Freddy Adu played for that team before, and he would like to play for that team again.
Some history, some America, some FIFA, and an update on #OurFriendClyde.
It may be the offseason and almost Christmas (or just Thursday, however you roll), but apparently soccer still does some things. So I'm here to tell you about some of those things, even though I'm nearing some sort of Christmas cookie-induced coma.
The ex-Philadelphia Union (and nine other clubs) forward goes on Twitter to let us all know he wasn't released, his contract just wasn't renewed.
Freddy Adu is our biggest fan.
Ok maybe not. But after we ran our Paid Their Dues last night announcing he had been cut by Serbian SuperLiga club FK Jagodina (and it caught a bit of a fire earlier today), Freddy took to this Twitter account to set the record straight.
Shake off the cobwebs, get some coffee, and lets go.
There is a ton of news out there, so let's just get right into it.
The best American soccer player you've never heard of | For The Win: A day after it appears in the Indianapolis Star, this article then appears in the USA Today. What we know is that everyone loves Perry Kitchen.