Simple Yes or No Adu Thread

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by Maximum Optimal, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. minya

    minya Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    san diego, ca
  2. Lurko

    Lurko Member

    Aug 31, 1999
    DC area
  3. Maximum Optimal

    Maximum Optimal Member+

    Jul 10, 2001
  4. vmax71

    vmax71 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 11, 2002
    high desert
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. fingersave

    fingersave Member

    Sep 28, 2009
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No.

    Not committed enough.
     
  6. aarond23

    aarond23 Member+

    Feb 24, 2006
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Too early to tell...if I had to guess I'd say 'yes' and I think Adu fanboys are crazy.
     
  7. bobarino

    bobarino New Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    U.S.A.
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Simple answer, no. Peaked too soon. Bought into media-created/fanboy-lovefest image and did not progress and develop into what was expected for him to become - the new and improved LD for USMNT.
     
  8. JcUSA

    JcUSA New Member

    Jul 26, 2003
    Boca Raton, Fl
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    YES (the Freddy Adu I saw in 07 at the u20 WC is somewhere out there)
     
  9. cantona94

    cantona94 Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. 7211

    7211 World Class

    Jun 28, 2010
    If he's really 21 then i think yes. If he's actually 32 right now...then no.
     
  11. chucknyce21

    chucknyce21 Member

    Jun 5, 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. giffenbone

    giffenbone Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Raleigh, NC
  13. El Michael

    El Michael Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Club:
    DC United
    ******** no
     
  14. Abebe

    Abebe Member

    Aug 26, 1999
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes in training camp.
     
  15. CREN

    CREN BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 5, 2009
    106
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  16. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

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

    bltleo Member+

    Jan 5, 2003
    GERMANY
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany

    simply answer: definitely NO - considering the games i have read about or have seen from Adu by now..

    NO
     
  18. Mr Martin

    Mr Martin Member+

    Jun 12, 2002
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Forcing me to answer today, I'd have to say NO.

    But all along I thought Adu might turn into an American Valderamma, who didn't really become a regular international until age 25-30. His game is about slick ball skills and vision, while lacking speed and physicality, just like Pibe. Guys like that are not given the keys to a professional team at age 20. Valderamma needed many years before coaches and teammates trusted him with the only role he really is suited for, the classic #10. So, if I try to stay consistant with that older reasoning, then I should still wait a few more years before passing a final judgement.

    The problem with that theory is that Pibe was a gamer, while Adu doesn't seem to have the committment to battle hard for his job. I'm having serious doubts.
     
  19. Que Bueno

    Que Bueno Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Kentucky
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dude needs to come back to the MLS play for DC United as a DP under Bob Bradley to ensure he gets 90min every game. Unless we all pitch in to make that happen.... well it just won't happen. Thus my answer is sadly "No."


    Shall we move onto the "Gooch" (Yes or No) thread...
     
  20. Maximum Optimal

    Maximum Optimal Member+

    Jul 10, 2001
    Updated count: 10 yes, 26 no, a few so garbled that I had to rule them as invalid ballots.
     
  21. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    some hanging chads? I vote yes
     
  22. willtravel

    willtravel New Member

    Jul 31, 2009
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No.

    The kid has to answer the "Will he even have a significant club career?" question first.
     
  23. El Chuma

    El Chuma BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 17, 2005
    San Diego
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. DMoney22

    DMoney22 Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes. Still young enough to improve, and plenty of talent still to work with. The rest is up to him.
     
  25. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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