- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On December 29, 2009
- 5 Comments
- Freddy Adu
Belenenses has a new manager and he is cutting some dead weight, including Adu.
Adu had struggled for playing time with Belenenses since his arrival in the fall, but will now face even stiffer competition for minutes at Benfica. More than likely he will be either loaned out once again by the Portugese club or cut all together.
I think it is time for Adu to cut his losses and return to a place that he can actually get playing time, Major League Soccer. Sure he has never lived up to the hype that was once billed on him at 14 years old but he is still young enough to re-write his story here. A return home I believe is the answer even though it will come at a cheaper price than what he is use to.
There’s no doubt that Adu wants to be apart of the US National team picture and the only way he is going to even get a sniff at it is with playing time. Coming back to MLS will easily give him the playing time he needs to develop properly here.
Right now Philadelphia is atop the allocation order, followed by New York and San Jose. None are great destinations for Adu, or even ones he’d want to be apart of here.
Where do you think Adu ends up at? In a Scandinavian league or back home in MLS? Would you want him on your club here?