Afternoon Ticker: Sion passes on Adu, James signs with Bristol City and more

Afternoon Ticker: Sion passes on Adu, James signs with Bristol City and more

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Afternoon Ticker: Sion passes on Adu, James signs with Bristol City and more

Adu

By TRAVIS CLARK

Freddy Adu's professional playing future is once again up in the air, and his next club destination is unknown.

What is clear is that he won't be joining Swiss club Sion. After a short trial this week, the team decided that it would pass on the chance to add the 21-year-old. It leaves the midfielder who is on contract to Benfica and currently on loan at Aris Thessaloniki in limbo once more. Staying at Aris remains unlikely as he is no longer in the club's plans.

With the club season just a few weeks away in several parts of Europe, Adu's search for a playing destination will continue into August.

Here are a few other stories for this afternoon.

James lands in the Championship

England goalkeeper David James decided not to continue his career in the English Premier League, opting instead to sign with Bristol City in the Championship. The 39-year-old elected to bypass offers to join Sunderland or Celtic in the Scottish Premier League. James had been looking for a one-year deal with an option for a second, something other clubs hesitated to offer.

Fabregas to stay

One of the longest drawn out transfer sagas appears to have temporarily reached an end. The Cesc Fabregas-to-Barcelona rumor is one that never seems to go away.

But according to Arsene Wenger, there's no chance that will happen this year. Wenger again emphasized that he won't sell the team's captain to Fabregas' hometown club of Barcelona before the transfer window closes in August.

MLS roster moves

FC Dallas sent defender Anthony Wallace to the Colorado Rapids for future draft picks. Dallas also announced the signing of Ruben Luna, Victor Ulloa and Moises Hernandez, all members of the club's Academy team.

The Philadelphia Union waived fourth round draft pick and UCLA product Brian Perk. The 21-year-old had yet to feature in league play. The move allowed the club to sign midfielder J.T. Noone, who had been training with Union affiliate Harrisburg City Islanders.

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What do you think of the latest Adu news? When will the Fabregas to Barcelona noise die down? Will James succeed for Bristol City? Glad to see more MLS Academy players sign with the first team?

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