By RYAN TOLMICH
Roughly eight months after being released by Brazilian side Bahia, Freddy Adu’s latest move has seen him reunite with a familiar face.
Adu recently joined Norweigian side Stabaek on a trial basis, uniting the 25-year-old midfielder with former U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley. Adu recently featured in a friendly match for the club against Lillestrøm SK, coming on as a substitute in a 1-1 draw.
Adu featured for Bradley’s U.S. side in the coach’s final international tournament, the 2011 Gold Cup. Club chairman Espen Moe pointed to the relationship between player and coach as the key to a successful move.
“We have invited him here on trial here with us, and then we evaluate continuously whether he likes it here and Bob sees that he has something in it,” Moe said. “He is an old player of Bob and played on the team for him. Bob explains that Freddy has great confidence in him. We know from the old days that the two are a great combination.
“The secret is the relationship between Bob and Freddy,” Moe said. “Bob says he will get something out of him as no one else has.”
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