Freddy Adu

Philadelphia Union

Last Union game of 2014, prepping for offseason, USA v Mexico tonight at PPL Park, more

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Union season ends on Sunday in Columbus. Expansion draft notes. Okugo on his future. MLS ref suspended after fraud arrest. Women's World Cup qualification comes to PPL Park. More.

“It’s huge”: Recaps & reaction from win in Toronto, Hburg makes playoffs, league results, more

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Reaction to win over Toronto. Union back in playoff spot. Union Academy starts new season. Harrisburg to face Orlando in USL PRO playoffs. League results. More.

Union drop to 7th after loss in Houston, HCI loses, league wrap, NWSL playoff picture clear, more

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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.

Big Union announcement at noon, Ribeiro named to USL PRO TOW, more news

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Union widely expected to announce Rais M'Bolhi signing. Pedro Ribeiro named to USL PRO Team of the Week. Temple/Reading United's Robert Sagel a PDL standout. More.

Crystal Palace friendly news, Lampard joins NYC FC, FIFA will not move 2018 WC from Russia, more

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News ahead of tonight's Union friendly against Crystal Palace. Lampard signs with NYC. Wenger on Zelalem. FIFA says 2018 WC staying in Russia. More.

“It’s close”: Curtin on Valdes, Union news, Ribeiro scores 2, results wrap, more

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Jim Curtin provides an update on Carlos Valdes. Pedro Ribeiro scores first professional goals. League & summer friendly results. More news.

Valdes says “hours, days” before MLS return, more news

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San Lorenzo rescings Carlos Valdes contract. Valdes says "hours, days" before he returns to MLS, will begin training next week. Racioppi named to USWNT U-20 World Cup roster. More news.

“Statement game:” Recaps & reaction to win over NYRB, Pfeffer scores again, MLS results, more

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Recaps and reaction from the Union's big win over Red Bulls. Zach Pfeffer scores again for US U-20s. League results. USA news. More.

Recaps & reaction to draw with Rapids, league results wrap, Germany world champs, more

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Reaction to Union draw. HCI win on road. Ocean City and Reading draw. MLS and NWSL results. Germany wins fourth World Cup. More news.

Notes from Curtin presser, controversial officiating in WC opener, Gulati says US not approached by FIFA for 2022 WC, more

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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.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo

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After a mid-week disappointing loss to New York Red Bulls, the Philadelphia Union play host to another team off to a disappointing start, Houston Dynamo.

PPL Park, Chester, PA
April 19, 2014
4:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Dynamo Theory
Starting XI
Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Mwanga Forward Brian Ching, Calen Carr
Michael Farfan, Brian Carroll, Stefani Miglioranzi, Justin Mapp Midfield Danny Cruz, Adam Moffat, Luiz Camargo, Brad Davis
Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Gabriel Farfan Defense Andre Hainault, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Corey Ashe
Faryd Mondragon Goalkeeper Tally Hall
Zac MacMath, Roger Torres, Freddy Adu, Kyle Nakazawa, Amobi Okugo, Jack McInerney, Morgan Langley Bench Je-Vaughn Watson, Will Bruin, Carlo Costly, Colin Clark, Hunter Freeman, Jermaine Taylor, Tyler Deric
Stats (Explained Here)

Union top Impact on PKs, BC on new mids, Chipotle, MLS & USMNT news, more

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The Union defeated Montreal on Saturday in their final preseason game. More Union news. Final preseason games results. USMNT news. Much more.

Quotes from Toronto draw, Blake call-up, preseason games roundup, more

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Hackworth counsels "perspective" after scoreless preseason draw with Toronto. Andre Blake called up by Jamaica. MLS preseason games roundup. More news.

Fernandes levels Union with Orlando again, Maidana on joining the Union, more

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Union come-from-behind for 1-1 draw with Orlando. Maidana on coming to MLS. Preseason tournament news and results. More news.

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: Wednesday Rewind

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When Joe Gyau reached a deal to join Borussia Dortmund this summer, the consensus was that he would have a difficult time breaking into the first team this season.

Gyau, however, did just that on Wednesday.

After surprisingly dressing in the club's last two league games, Gyau came off the bench to make his Borussia Dortmund debut in a 2-2 draw with VfB Stuttgart.

Adu signs contract with Serbian side Jagodina

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Freddy Adu has finally landed with a new club.

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.

Report: Adu set to sign with Serbian club

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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.

Adu trial with AZ Alkmaar ends

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Less than a week after joining AZ Alkmaar on a trial basis, Freddy Adu's time at the club has come to a close.

AZ head coach Marco Van Basten has seen enough of Freddy Adu in his six-day trial to decide against giving the 25-year-old midfielder a contract, the club announced on Sunday.

Adu joins AZ Alkmaar on trial

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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.

Adu plays for Stabaek in friendly match

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Roughly eight months after being released by Brazilian side Bahia, Freddy Adu's latest move has seen him reunite with a familiar face.

Adurecently joined Norweigian sideStabaekon a trial basis, uniting the 25-year-old midfielder with former U.S.

Goodie (cont.)

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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.

Report: Adu not offered contract at Blackpool

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Freddy Adu's bid to join a new club in 2014 has suffered a setback.

After spending the last three weeks training with English League Championship side Blackpool, Adu was not offered a contract to play with the team for the rest of the season, according to the Blackpool Gazette.

Adu opens up about his career, still holding out hope for World Cup

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Freddy Adu has seen his career hit another state of limbo, with a training stint at League Championship side Blackpool the newest development in his roller coaster career.

In a recent interview with the club, Adu opened up about the state of his career, his aspirations, and he even revealed that he hasn't given up hope on the World Cup.

United States Men's National Team

SBI Weekend Rewind: USMNT to face Ireland; Germany wins World Cup; Adu trial with AZ ends; and more

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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.

Did not see that coming. O_O

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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.

Adu and Green; Not One in The Same

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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.

Union face TFC today, Berry says joining Union “a good move,” Hack’s Twitter session, more news

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Austin Berry on joining the Union. Quotes from John Hackworth's Twitter session. Union face Toronto today. USMNT-Ukraine friendly moved. More.

Freddy Adu’s story a cautionary tale to consider when talking Julian Green

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It may have just been a coincidence, but the fact that Freddy Adu's first public comments in months came out on the same day that Julian Green sent the U.S. Men's National Team fan base buzzing by agreeing to train with the USMNT seemed to suggest that there was a lesson to be considered.

Tim Howard

“Flukey”: Reaction to Union loss in Dallas, coaching search and Bougherra updates, more

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Recaps and reaction from Union loss in Dallas. Updates on search for a new coach and Madjid Bougherra. Local results. MLS & NWSL wrap. More.

The US and the 2010 World Cup

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Our series on the US at the World Cup continues with a look at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Major League Soccer

SBI Sunday Rewind: Sporting KC, Fire draw; Adu goes on trial with AZ; and more

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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.

Freedom Kicks for 27 February 2014: TV Rights, Freddy Adu, and Matias Laba

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In today's Freedom Kicks, we talk about ESPN and Fox's joint bid, Freddy Adu, Matias Laba, and so much more.

The morning after a stop-start viewing of the Carolina Challenge Cup and the Coffee Pot Cup (all in one game!), let's see what is going on in the rest of the soccer world.

ESPN, Fox Still Negotiating Joint Bid For MLS, U.

Is Fagundez the best teenager to ever play in MLS?

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As the 2014 MLS season approaches, New England Revolution star Diego Fagundez prepares to play the final season of his teens, and he stands to shatter every record the league has for production by a player in their teenage years.

His outstanding 2013 season, which saw him register 13 goals and seven assists, is the best season put together by a teenager in league history, which raises the question.

WATCH An Interview With Freddy Adu Reflecting On 10 Years Since His MLS Debut [VIDEO]

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Ten years after bursting on to the scene in Major League Soccer, Freddy Adu is now training and on trial with Blackpool in the Skybet Championship.

"I love football in England. In America, all we watch is football in England. It'd be a dream come true to play here some day. I don't know when that'll be, but I'll do whatever it takes to make that happen.

Jack McInerney

Underdog Mindset Must Go With Hackworth

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After years of hustle and grit, it's time for the Union to dominate.

Since the Union's inception in 2010, the club has been searching for an identity. With John Hackworth in charge, it seemed like they finally found it.

Hackworth got rid of creative and possibly less determined players, to make room for hard workers who were willing to adapt.

Paid Their Dues: Freddy Adu Wandering Around DC

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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.

Injury concerns, Greece-Nigeria WC warmup at PPL, Hack on HCI as development partner, more

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News from Thursday's weekly press conference. PPL Park to host World Cup warm-up game. The Union-City Islanders partnership. USMNT roster. More news.

The Rest

Freedom Kicks for 24 July 2014: Freddy Adu, Perry Kitchen, D.C. United stadium

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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.

Flown The Nest: United First Team Alumni News and Notes

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Dejan Jakovic and Andy Najar enjoy differing fortunes with Shimizu S-Pulse and Anderlecht respectively, Freddy Adu buys a watch and more!

Another weekly roundup of alumni news is here, as seasons in Europe come to a close while others are picking up steam, especially in Japan's J League.

Dejan Jakovic and Shimizu S-Pulse ride four-game winning streak

After some initial struggles, Shimizu S-Pulse of the J League in Japan have hit some scintillating form, recording four wins in a row as they surge up the league table.

NASL commish open to idea of Adu move to Silverbacks

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As far as players who resonate in American soccer go, few can match up to Freddy Adu and that is why NASL commissioner Bill Peterson is not against the idea of seeing the youngster playing in North America's second division.

Peterson touched on the topic of Adu potentially joining NASL on Thursday in the wake of comments made by Atlanta Silverbacks head coach Eric Wynalda to SI.