The Freddy Adu catchall thread

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by Blustar, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    In my opinion he would've washed out quicker, hardly anyone would know who he was, and he wouldn't have made as much money in his career.
     
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  2. Roger Allaway

    Roger Allaway Member+

    Apr 22, 2009
    Warminster, Pa.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A few Americans were pioneers in Europe before Harkes and Ramos, particularly Paul Caligiuri in Germany, Peter Vermes in Hungary, Hugo Perez in France and Frank Klopas in Greece.
     
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  3. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    Where did Perez play in France that’s interesting
     
  4. Roger Allaway

    Roger Allaway Member+

    Apr 22, 2009
    Warminster, Pa.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He played for Red Star Paris in the 1989-90 season. They were in the second division at the time.
     
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  5. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I disagree, he had all of the physical attributes to be a starter in a top-four league in Europe.

    He failed because he never had to earn anything.......
     
  6. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    Not smart enough IMO. Not all the physical tools either.
     
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  7. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    I think it was around Bahia days when he didn’t play much there. He hit a wall and never came back from it. Turkey and Greece a little bit, but it was fleeting.

    I wonder what would have happened if Sean Johnson didnt let that one in against El Salvador.
     
  8. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    If you remember his season with the Union he was by far their best player <-- his attitude in the lockerroom and towards his teammates sunk everything after that.
     
  9. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I never understood his move to Brazil. He was traded to exactly the place where guys like him are a dime a dozen: gifted technically, lacking in the physical, with good vision and lousy discipline.
     
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  10. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was a swap of unwanted players with similar salaries. Bahia had enough of Kleberson and the Union with Freddy. At least Kleberson played for the Union.
     
  11. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Imagine stating that Adu had "all of the physical attributes to be a starter in a top-four league" without a hint of irony... and yet here we are.
    Even in two thousand frickin' nineteen the Freddy Adu thread remains stuck in some alternate reality filled with delusions...
     
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  12. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Football Manager certainly though so....
     
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  13. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    North Ridgeville, OH
    It’s been a while since I’ve had t point out that had hentakennthrnInter offer at 12 and becom a great player he would have been playing for Ghana....as he never would have been eligible for US citizenship
     
  14. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    Well I’ll tell you guys, I watched all 12 of his appearances last year and he doesn’t have the physical tools anymore.
     
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  15. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Did you have a stroke?
     
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  16. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    North Ridgeville, OH
    Broken left thumb
     
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  17. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
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  18. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Did you go to this one? Wind must have been ridiculous!
     
  20. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    Nope I watched the US game. I’m going to the Rapids game in two weeks.
     
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  21. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Bet he's still there under Cash the Soccer Rocker's mask.
     
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  22. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wynalda seems to have a knack for getting lower level teams to punch hard above their weight..... and an eye for talent among players not otherwise taken seriously. If he sees no use for Freddy, then Adu truly is done and dusted.
     
  23. VBCity72

    VBCity72 Member+

    Aug 17, 2014
    Oki, J-pan
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Honestly completely forgot Wynalda was the coach there. Great debut.
     
  24. mikef620

    mikef620 Member

    Dec 22, 2013
    Club:
    2 de Mayo
    If he’s not signed by now, he won’t be. What a shame
     
  25. stphnsn

    stphnsn Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wynalda was on SXM with Jason Davis earlier this week. I didn't listen to the whole interview, but the beginning made it sound like his squad is settled.

    Unrelated, but this is why I pulled this thread up today: https://www.instagram.com/p/Btn8TWZnWD3/
     

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