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Archives: Freddy Adu

In Defense of Freddy Adu and Other USMNT Thoughts

Posted on by Robert Hay

My name is Robert Hay, and I am a fan of Freddy Adu. That statement has for years been quite controversial, as the young American has been the center of much discussion of the failures of American soccer.  We hype … Continue reading

Five US Players I Want to See in MLS

Posted on by Robert Hay

The news that Wolves and U.S. national team keeper Marcus Hahnemann is open to retuning to MLS in 2011 got me thinking about other Americans abroad.  As the MLS has matured in a good and competitive soccer league, it is … Continue reading

Freddy Adu and Aris: One Last Chance at Glory?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Published reports out of Europe and the United States today indicate that Freddy Adu is headed to Aris Salonika FC, the leading club in Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki. (Although currently PAOK is performing better than Aris in the Greek … Continue reading

Twitter and the American Footballer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Jozy Altidore made headlines last week for the wrong reasons with his Twitter outburst after inexplicably showing up late to a match. This saw the striker, who is on his fourth club in fifteen months, suspended. Altidore’s skill set may … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup : Players To Watch

Posted on by Chris Riordan

With the Confederations Cup now behind the USMNT, the Gold Cup is on the horizon. Sure, plenty of people have issues with the tournament. Many would like to see the region’s championship every 4 years rather than bianually. The continental … Continue reading

Let’s Pretend : How the USMNT Could Look

Posted on by Chris Riordan

Dual citizenship, discussions about players being raised in one country, then playing for another have been running rampant the last several days. Some like the new FIFA rule change, some don’t. For some the thought of Guiseppe Rossi playing for … Continue reading

The Ballad of Freddy Adu

Posted on by Brian Zygo

On Saturday in Monaco, A.S. Monaco beat Stade Rennes, 3 to 1, giving Monaco 40 points on the season thus far and securing a spot in the middle of the French Ligue 1 table. Sitting on Monaco’s bench, was one … Continue reading

Countdown to Columbus: Torres vs Adu?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

If reports in the Mexican press are to be believed Pachuca’s Jose Francisco Torres will be called into the US squad for Wednesday’s mammoth qualifier against Mexico. The call up will have the obvious symbolic significance as Torres, a Mexican-American … Continue reading

Thoughts on the US Debacle Versus Cuba

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Work commitments precluded me making the short drive to Tampa last night for the first Olympic qualifier. My intent was to provide a press box report of a triumphant US win. However, in this case sitting in front of the … Continue reading

Why Has Adu’s Play Improved Dramatically With Benfica?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Freddy Adu’s rocky career in Major League Soccer ended with hardly a notice. Lost in the hype over David Beckham’s arrival stateside and the summer tournaments for the US National Team, Adu once MLS’ most marketable and brightest star was … Continue reading

Adu’s 4th Goal in 5 Games not Enough for Benfica

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Freddy Adu’s incredible run of form continued Wednesday as he scored his 4th goal in 5 games as Benfica was defeated and eliminated from the Taca De Liga.

Adu Hits Another Game Winner

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For the third time this season Freddy Adu, Benfica’s American super sub scored after the 86th minute and this time he helped lift 10 man Benfica to a league win over Martimo. Adu’s fine play recently earned him a place … Continue reading

The Day After: Some Random Thoughts About the Switzerland Match

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With a night’s worth of perspective on yesterday’s 1-0 US victory over Switzerland, here are my thoughts. Maurice Edu was my man of the match and Bob Bradley deserves lots of credit to notice Edu’s value in training and to … Continue reading

Adu Opens Benfica Account

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Freddy Adu converted a completely unearned penalty kick for Benfica as the Lisbon club came from behind to defeat Estrela da Amadora in a Carlsberg Cup match. The penalty kick Adu converted was according to every press report I have … Continue reading

Adu Makes Benfica Debut

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Freddy Adu entered Benfica’s Champions League qualifier versus FC Copenhagen in the 37th minute. Rui Costa scored a goal in minute 86 to give Benfica the 2-1 victory in the first leg.

Adu Named to Benfica Match Squad

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Freddy Adu has been named a reserve for Benfica in tomorrow’s Champions League Qualifier versus FC Copenhagen. “Adu has only had seven days of training, but he has enormous potential and he is available,” Benfica coach Fernando Santos said.