That’s plain revisionist history. He has one good and one bad game in the Gold Cup, and before that was a standout player for the USMNT, particularly against our toughest competition.
The Weird thing is that Freddy has been more effective on his club teams the past year or so than Jozy has..
you all talk alot of sh*te.
Drink much Andy? Sorry for that sad drunk post above.
A few nice touches from Freddy – glad to see him getting some playing time, and hopefully he can help his club get a promotion.
If you think about it, these guys are our first crop of YNT stars to head to Europe after a good World Cup. Of course they don’t all pan out, that’s why they basically go for free. It is all a phase of growing pains for US Soccer that these kids will bear. Heck Freddy was our first mega star. When it all quiets down, the world will still be looking at our players, and the ones that keep their heads down (Bradley, Altidore) will earn big money transfers and paychecks (the real metric of success).
While Rizespor and Turkey do compete in UEFA… it should be noted the province of Rize is in Asia… There are plenty of people that care about Freddy Adu and he could easily work his way back into the USMNT fold again… he just turned legal drinking age… at this his age he still younger than the the age that YOU EVERY HEARD ABOUT CLINT DEMPSEY…
thank you for a dose of sanity. we don’t know how the whole game went, but he seemed to be very involved on most of the goals, and made some nice passes. Turks play good football so hopefully this is a good spot for him.
If John O’Brien started playing in Turkmenistan i’d want to see the highlights.
Adu can still make that Cesc and Xavi type pass. He is not the finished product but he can play. All those haters simply let this get personal without looking at the soccer. I hope he does well. He will eventually become the player we thought he’d become. It’s just taking him a little longer. When he gets to the top, he’s going to really appreciate it.
I’m married to a Turkish person and your comment had me rolling. It is so true.
At any given point, Freddy can bust anyone’s #!@ in the world, we know this, so we shouldn’t be surprised if he has occasional moments in Turk2. The question–like always–is if he can convince the coach that he’s a net positive for the team in the long run. He seems to have an uncanny ability to work his way out of rotations, and that’s his concern, not talent or “skills”.
If it’s true that he’s got it together off the field, than I would be surprised if he didn’t have a decent second act to his career once his contract expires and he’s more palatable for a mid-league/MLS team.
Let’s talk about what we actually saw in the video. Those are some great touches from Freddie and splendid passing. That’s all. A good start, keep it up!
He’ll be back in MLS by July.
It’s funny how people are looking down on the Turkish 2nd division. For starters if you compare the fast pace, accurate passing, technical nature of the Bank Asya 1. Lig or second league as its being thrown around to even MLS then you haven’t got a clue about Euro soccer. Rizapor is in the league after Super Lig
Turkish Super Lig or First league is ranked 11th in UEFA league standings (Portugal 9th and Netherlands 10th) meaning the league is very competitive. How does that compare to the second league? The 3 bottom teams from level 1 (super lig) move to level 2 (Bank Asya 1 Lig) and the 3 from this league move up. To show you how competitive the leagues are, Bucaspor won the 2008-09 TFF 2.Lig moved up to the Bank Asya 1. Lig (where Adu plays) and in 2010 where runners up, hence are now in the Super Lig.
Adu’s team, Rizapor ,sits in 4th place and has a good chance to make the final 3 and move to the Super Lig. With Adu learning the fundamentals, fine tuning his skills and growing with this team that might make it to the super Lig is a great path for Adu. I know one game doesn’t mean a lot but on your debut you get 2 assists and man of the match, after being off the pitch for a while is very very positive.
For those of you comparing Bank Asya 1. Lig to MLS or Bunbury, Gonzalez, Ream, McCarty to Freddy Adu (not you John) please just stop and lets at least act like we know what we’re taking about….
The behavior you cited has nothing to do with US teams. How is the USSF responsible for these guys now?
Aarhus is in Denmark. Denmark’s league is rated much higher than Sweden’s
Regardless, Benny has a proven track record. He played well in the World Cup. He has shown what he can bring to the US in a way Adu has yet to do so he gets a little slack.
Adu has proven diddly as far as the Senior team goes.
Being a skilled soccer player is one thing.
You need more than skills to make it on a sustained basis as a pro.
I’ll bet you’ve never met Freddy so I don’t know where you get off calling him a head case. He may be one but I’ll bet his issues have a lot more to do with the fact that his Benfica contract pays him about a million per year.
He is a flawed player but not so bad as his career track would seem to indicate. I suspect once his Benfica contract runs its course ( sometime in 2012), we might get a more accurate reading of his true value to a club.
As for his USMNT chances, he needs to iron out his club future first and prove that he can get someone to play him on a regular basis.
the same reason a certain one is playing in the swedish second division, which i deem even less than the turkish second division , yet he continues to get call ups. not that he’s shown to be anything great. whats his name again ? Benny ?
where ADU is playing is a step down from MLS?? Just as worthy as who??….are you ill??? Talk to me when you at least understand the game…..
OOOooo, TURKISH SECOND DIVISION! FEEL THE EXCITEMENT!!!!
Pretty funny if you look at that team that did pretty well in that youth World Cup a few years ago – Zizzo, Adu, and Szetela – Zizzo has been playing musical clubs for the past year, Adu is languishing in the Turkish 2nd Division and Szetela is unemployed and just got arrested the other night.
Nice job, US Soccer!
But a second division Turkish club can afford him? That doesn’t make much sense.
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