Adu: Benfica-Shakhtar 10/3 (R)

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by JG, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. JG

    JG Member+

    Jun 27, 1999
    Freddy in the squad for this one, only 18 players listed so he'll definitely make the bench:

    Guarda-redes: Quim e Butt

    Defesas: Luís Filipe, Edcarlos, Luisão, Léo, Zoro e Nelson

    Médios: Katsouranis, Rui Costa, Maxi Pereira, Binya, Nuno Assis e Cristian Rodriguez

    Avançados: Cardozo, Di Maria, Nuno Gomes e Adu.
  2. Blustar

    Blustar Member

    May 30, 2006
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sweet! Freddy, moving on up!
  3. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    I am gonna have to cough up $10 for the Sentanta Broadband PPV feed, hope he'll get more than 10 min in this game.
  4. soccrfn

    soccrfn New Member

    Mar 21, 2003
    It's a good thing all the Adu fan have lowered their expectations, so the poor kid can adjust and ease into the team.

    Now that he's on the bench, I'm sure he'll come in for those last 10 minutes and score a hat trick. If not, he's a failure and the coach must not like him.
  5. soccrfn

    soccrfn New Member

    Mar 21, 2003
    Just messing. I hope Adu does great too, but I'm being cautious.

  6. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd expect a hat trick in the first five minutes he's on the pitch. After that, he needs to work on his defensive assignments.
  7. Lobooho

    Lobooho Member

    Jul 26, 2002
    OK. Only two goals then. I think he'll sit the whole game. Too much hyperventilating going on here. Deep slow breathes into a paper bag everyone.
  8. JuanPeron

    JuanPeron Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    I think most genuine Adu fans have had lowered expectations. It's the others who come in and cry that Adu hasn't made the bench in the early games because A) Camacho doesn't like him B) Freddy isn't good enough. I still know the posters who say this move was bad because he wasn't getting time on the bench or the posters/journalist who said he should be looking for a loan.
  9. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    {A 'game-day' story that is not Adu-centered, oddly enough ...}

    Luisão feels six points are a must from Benfica's next two group stage games

    Despite having a high opinion of FC Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian contingent, Luisão says a draw against the Ukrainian side would be "very bad" for SL Benfica.


    Home advantage

    A 2-1 defeat at European champions AC Milan in their Group D opener has left Benfica with some catching up to do, and with another home game – against Celtic – to come on Matchday 3, Luisão reckons Benfica are entering a crucial phase. "We need to take six points from these games," he said. "We can't accept any draws."


    Joint responsibility

    The 2005 Portuguese champions have experienced difficulties in the scoring department of late, yet Luisão is adamant that it is the team as a whole, not just the forwards, who need to address the problem. "It's the responsibility of the midfield, even the defence, to score too," he said. "It's down to all the team to help the others out."
  10. GiuseppeSignori

    Jun 4, 2007
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    or C) there's an international conspiracy against American soccer players. :p
  11. Altidore_Adu_Fan

    Sep 30, 2007
    Hammond In
    Man in my dish network guide it says there playing at 1am on espn deportes
  12. novastar400

    novastar400 New Member

    Apr 17, 2006
    Texas, USA
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Man I might have to stay up all night wed. to see that if they are replaying it on espn deportes... Good luck to freddy, good to see him getting more integrated into the squad, hopefully he'll continue to improve, we don't need to put a lot of pressure on the kid... I mean I think he's in a great position right now imo...
  13. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Horizontal, you mean?
  14. mikeivan

    mikeivan Member

    Nov 1, 2005
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow, thank you man, going on my disc, I'll watch it when I wake up. I hope Adu gets in the game.
  15. Altidore_Adu_Fan

    Sep 30, 2007
    Hammond In
    yup im just going to set my alarm for the second half of the game ... ill just tell my wife to check if freddy adu will start ;-}
  16. wooglin12

    wooglin12 Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    Birmingham, AL
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    started and funded by ESPN.

    Fire Bruce!
  17. CommonSense

    CommonSense Member

    Jul 12, 2006
    For a little added rivarly fun, if Freddy and Nery get on we have a US vs. Mexico starlet match-up.


    I'd be surprised if Adu doesn't get some late minutes, possibly earlier given his recent performances.
  18. Asprilla9

    Asprilla9 Member

    Dec 15, 2000
    Beaverton, OR
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    the true Adu fans have been the ones that have been the most level-headed throughout his entire career. It's the haters/skeptics/idealists that have demanded that Adu score a hat trick per every 20 minutes played ... all because they saw him in a Sierra Mist ad with Pele, so it's their God-given right to expect whatever they want from the young lad.
  19. Maitreya

    Maitreya Member+

    Apr 30, 2007
    Providence, RI
    I'd say Castillo is a bona fide star.
  20. Maximum Optimal

    Maximum Optimal Member+

    Jul 10, 2001
    A few observations:
    1) This will be Benfica's fifth match in fifteen days.
    2) Some of the regulars have played a lot of minutes in this span.
    3) Some of the attacking regulars have looked unimpressive in this span.
    4) The team has been struggling to score in this period: a single late goal against AC Milan, a 0-0 tie against Braga, getting the late goal against Amadora on a questionable penalty call, a 0-0 tie against Sporting.
    5) Freddy has provided an offensive spark coming into the last two games off the bench.

    I will let the rest of you draw any inferences you wish.
  21. dilmo22

    dilmo22 New Member

    Jul 25, 2007
    It will be the same line up as the previous game.
  22. FCmagic01

    FCmagic01 Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    My prediction...

    Freddy Adu plays 15 minutes as a sub. Assists on the game winning goal to Nuno Gomes.

    Next game for Benfica he starts and scores once while setting up Rui Costa as well. win 2-0.

    Goes on to be a consistent starter the rest of the year.

    12 goals and 8 assists.
  23. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    This is the script for GOAL: Part 4???
  24. BeHereNow

    BeHereNow Member

    Sep 1, 2007
    Is the Espndeportes 11 pm tuesday start time right? I wonder why they would play at such a time? (Im aware of the time difference between the west coast and portugal)
  25. voros

    voros Member

    Jun 7, 2002
    Parts Unknown
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any chance ESPN will have an internet feed for this one?

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