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Adu fails to make Aris roster for Greek Cup semifinal (UPDATED)

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Aris Salonika will play one of its biggest matches of the season when it takes on Kavala in a Greek Cup semifinal match on Wednesday, and Freddy Adu will take no part in it.

Adu was not named to the 18-man roster released by manager Hector Cuper for the first leg of the home-and-home series, marking the fourth straight match Adu will fail to see the field for Aris. Adu's omission may come as somewhat of a surprise as he played a role in helping Aris reach the semifinals by scoring a goal in a 3-0 second leg victory against Skoda Xanthi in the quarterfinals in February. (Update- One Greek outlet is reporting Adu's absence is due to tactical reasons and not because of injury.)

Fellow U.S. international Eddie Johnson was named to the roster.

What do you think of this development? Concerned at all by Adu's omission? Do you see Johnson getting the start tomorrow?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Irrespective of your question, i think most people here can tell you that there is a pattern to Freddy Adu that extends beyond this game, this club, and this league.

    To my knowledge Mr. Adu has never done anything of note against players over the age of 20.

    The point people are making is: We have better young players to pay attention to; Adu may never reach stardom, so let’s watch the guys who might.

    That said, if he goes Charlie Davies on us and catches fire in the next three years, we’ll all be happy to eat crow. In the meantime, it’s “Freddy who?”


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