The Freddy Adu catchall thread

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

  1. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    I bet Pirlo is a world class vacuumer.
     
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  2. DisgustinJustin

    Sep 26, 2013
    Finally some Adu news!
     
  3. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Pirlo even vacuums with class.
     
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  4. StormTrooper

    StormTrooper Member

    Jun 18, 2002
    ATX
    Also if we are going to credit Master Class Douche Harkes, let’s also recognize Waldo for cracking Saarbrucken about that time.
     
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  5. mikef620

    mikef620 Member

    Dec 22, 2013
    Club:
    2 de Mayo
    Fredua, it’s time to retire. You had a few good games. But your attitude and work ethic were just not good enough.
     
  6. DHC1

    DHC1 Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    NYC
    Or.....it’s bias against Americans.
     
  7. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Any chance Freddy could become a coach? I'd like to see him start out as an assistant somewhere, maybe at the college level (e.g. Univ. of Maryland or Georgetown?) He certainly could impart some wisdom about the game.
     
  8. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Freddy, Day 1: "Welcome to Team X. I am Freddy Adu, and I am your coach. Now listen carefully to me. You there? OK! Listen. Never forget this. You must do as I say, and never as I did. Get it?"
     
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  9. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Now that I think about it, there's a dearth of African-American soccer coaches at all levels in the USA.
     
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  10. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
  11. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    Raleigh
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorta like Harkes cracked Amy Wynalda, amirite?
     
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  13. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
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  14. Sactown Soccer

    Jul 29, 2007
    Redding
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If I remember right Wynalda tried recruiting Adu when he was the coach (or GM? some front office position?) of a team in the USL/NASL, and said he would help get his career back on track. Adu was fresh off another one of his stints of playing at first then riding the pine, and thought himself above the US second division. Maybe Wynalda doesn't want to help him this time...
     
  15. NGV

    NGV Member+

    Sep 14, 1999
    To the extent that Adu's difficulties can be traced to the very familiar "child celebrity struggles to adjust to adulthood" problem, I think that almost any lower-profile situation would have worked out better for him in the long run (even if it was less lucrative at the time). But there's really no way of knowing.
     
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  16. RolandLGIII

    RolandLGIII Member

    Feb 22, 2018
    Maine, USA
    UMaryland Coach Adu's Syllabus

    Week 1: Dribbling Skills
    Week 2: How to Win Friends and Influence Teammates
    Week3: Portugese
    Week4: How to go on Loan
    Week5: French/Riding the Bench
    Week6: Mac-N-Cheese
    Week7: Photography (2-Chick)
    Week8: Reclaim your image by working hard in Turkey
    Week9: Mess it up when you come home (see week 2)
    Week10: Become a publicity stunt for a host of low division European teams
    Week11: Sell vacuum cleaners
    Week12: Eat a lot of comfort food
    Week13: Work real hard to regain your form ... again
    Week 14: Coach a low-level university team
     
  17. taylor

    taylor Member+

    Jun 9, 2000
    Fav team: FC CARL ZEISS JENA
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I will never understand why people get off on hating. I do hope he finds a club though.
     
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  18. 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
    In Portugal right now doing some traveling and am lucky enough to attend the Porto vs Benfica showdown tomorrow. Was talking to a Benfica fan on the train and I mentioned Adu, and he kind of laughed and asked whatever happened to "that guy"? I wonder if they still have some Freddy Adu Benfica jerseys lying around somewhere...
     
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  19. mikef620

    mikef620 Member

    Dec 22, 2013
    Club:
    2 de Mayo
    It’s game day number one. No adu, it’s over. Will he announce his retirement at age 29?
     
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  20. DisgustinJustin

    Sep 26, 2013
    Do you announce retirement from a career that never materialized? I guess so.
     
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  21. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Old Freddy's Never Die, They Just Bid Adu.....
     
  22. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Nah.

    But we should soon see Freddy at an airport in Kazakhstan or something, followed by quotes from confused coaches.
     
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  23. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    No Country for Old Freddy.
     
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  24. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Looks like Freddy's career lasted about five years longer than expected. But life is all about the journey, not the destination.
     
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  25. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    Man what I would give to have seen Adu called up to this latest roster for "veteran presence".....and then see him actually play as well....
     

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