Maurice Edu is drawing obvious comparisons to the Union's previous DP Freddy Adu, but will there be a difference besides the first letter of their last name?
The Philadelphia Union has had plenty to do this offseason and they have responded (albeit with much delay) to those tasks. It was their duty to fix the midfield and they have done just that, adding a mini blockbuster of their own in Maurice Edu.
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Union manager John Hackworth laid out his offseason plan to PSP, breaking down his team's offseason needs, which players are returning (or not), designated player prospects, recent scouting trips to Europe and South America, and plans to fix the midfield.
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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.
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.
Big time wattage! Olmes Garcia...near the head of the glass
Each year, MLS asks media to vote on the top 24 players under 24 years-old. They started the tradition back in 1981 when Freddy Adu took the top spot. The jury is still out on that one. Here's last year's ratings.
There are four categories to rank the players and it's an admittedly difficult process as it's possible to get as few as five observations of a single player so much can and should be discounted.
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.
Some team in Colombia signed Lionard Pajoy for reasons that will forever remain unknown.
Lionard Pajoy has signed with La Equidad of Colombia. They begin their season on Friday. Freddy Adu and Carlos Ruiz are still without a team. Now, all three of these players are terrible, but at least Adu and Ruiz have done things in their careers.
Alajuelense played a hell of a game, but still lost to Sporting San Miguelito 0-1. The Costa Rican side were extremely dangerous for the full 90 minutes, but San Miguelito 'keeper Alex Rodriguez would not let LDA imPEDe (so, so sorry) the Panamanian club's CCL run. With Club América being the third club in the group, Alajuelense's campaign may have ended before it even began.
Which story D.C. United's 2013 season most resonated with the fanbase? Let's find out!
The Benny Awards continue, with today's award named after one of the most infamous members of D.C. United: Freddy Adu. You all know the story of the "next Pele" who signed with MLS when he was 14 and since then has appeared on 9 different teams in the next 10 years.
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.
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.
Adu is practicing with Blackpool, Mondragon grabs some more silverware, and Oka and Kai get new deals.
Per Pete O'Rourke of Sky Sports, Freddy Adu is training with Blackpool of The Championship, England's second division. This Daily Mail story published a few hours after that tweet got many Blackpool fans down from the ledge.
Not the World Cup either, more important. Like the opposite of January Camp important.
It's time to decide whose US jersey you are going to rock for the foreseeable future, the one that will give you soccer cred at the bar (Wow, he must read TSG is what everyone will be thinking) and if you are lucky enough to be headed to Brazil, to rock with pride as you support America.
Freddy Adu and his denim vests must now find a new home. Lance!Net in Brazil are reporting that Esporte Clube Bahia will not renew Adu's contract, which is set to expire at the end of the year. Since joining the Brazilian club back in April, Adu hasn't even donned that tricolored jersey for a total of an hour.
Gabriel Farfan played ten minutes in Chivas' loss to Seattle on Wednesday, seeing his first game action since August 11th, when he was red carded and subsequently suspended for a challenge on Colorado's Shane O'Neill.
Freddy Adu wasn't in the team as Bahia lost to Cruzeiro by a score of 3-1 at home.