Freddy Adu Reportedly Headed to Chivas USA

Various reports today are linking onetime U.S. soccer wünderkind Freddy Adu with a move back to MLS, the site of his historic professional debut as a 14-year-old in 2004.

Chivas USA, whose coach, Robin Fraser, was an assistant at Real Salt Lake when Adu was with that club in 2007, is interested in acquiring the 22-year-old attacking midfielder. The Goats also hold the top spot in the MLS allocation order, so they’d get first crack at the player if/when he becomes available.

Adu is with the U.S. national team in Philadelphia for tonight’s friendly against Mexico, and hopes to resolve his club status within the next two weeks. He is in the final year of his contract with Portugese side Benfica, which is reportedly looking to ship him out, possibly on a free transfer.

If he’s looking to get solidly back into the national-team picture, Adu, who would likely command Designated Player status in MLS,  could do worse than landing at Chivas USA.

He’d almost certainly get a lot of playing time with the Goats, and their stadium, the Home Depot Center, is  the American team’s base in Southern California and just miles away from new U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s doorstep.


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