- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 11, 2011
- 2 Comments
- Designated Player, Features, Freddy Adu
Boy, talk about a change up.
Yesterday Chivas USA was all set to get midfielder Freddy Adu as their first Designated Player but today their upper management had second thoughts about the deal and went against it. So in came the Philadelphia Union who have now signed Adu.
No word yet on whether or not the Union deal is a DP contact for Adu or if he is just merely going through the allocation order (Philadelphia sits at number two in that). My bet is he’s a DP and so the club will still hold that second spot in the allocation order behind Chivas USA.
The 22-year old will now head to Philadelphia to reunite with former manager Peter Nowak. Now, don’t worry Union fans, the issues the two used to have is all in the past. Both have a level of respect for one another that wasn’t there in their DC days.
The Union have been longing for a playmaker since they came into the league last year. Adu brings a good bit of creativity to the table and will make the Union a better club offensively. With the Union in the hunt for the Eastern Conference lead with Columbus, KC and New York, signing some offensive weapons was something they needed to do in a big way, especially after the loss of Carlos Ruiz.
The loser in all of this is obviously Chivas USA. The club wanted him and needed him but at the end of the day their owner didn’t want to go in that direction. Jorge Vergara killed the deal at the last moment.