By RYAN TOLMICH
After another failed stint in Europe, Freddy Adu has reportedly found himself a new home back on U.S. soil.
Goal USA reported Friday that Adu is nearing a deal with the Tampa Bay Rowdies after receiving offers from multiple NASL teams. The deal could reportedly be finalized as soon as this weekend.
The move would reunited Adu with Rowdies coach Thomas Rongen, who coached Adu with the U.S. Under-20 national team at the 2007 Under-20 World Cup.
Adu recently left Finnish side KuPS after just three months, stating on social media that he had departed the club in pursuit of new opportunities. Prior to his time in Finland, Adu has signed with Serbia’s FK Jagodina and Brazil’s Bahia after leaving the Philadelphia Union in 2011.
Most recently, the Rowdies finished second in the NASL Spring Season, just one point behind the New York Cosmos. If the move comes to fruition, Adu could feature for the Rowdies as soon as July 18 against FC Edmonton.
What do you think of the potential move? How would Adu fit in with the Rowdies? How would a reunion with Rongen impact Adu’s career?
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