Without a club for the umpteenth time in his life, Freddy Adu will head to Arizona to train while pondering his soccer future.
Adu’s choice for his near future was revealed in an article by the Seattle Times earlier this week. The paper’s main soccer reporter, Joshua Meyers, interviewed Trevor Moawad, formerly of IMG and now Vice President of pro and elite sports for Athletes’ Performance in Arizona.
Moawad discussed Eddie Johnson with Meyers, but also disclosed that Adu would probably begin to train at Athlete’s Performance, soon.
“Freddy (Adu) is obviously one of them. With Freddy, it’s a tougher stretch for him right now. He’s out of contract and trying to figure out what he’s going to do next. I think he’ll probably come out to Arizona and train, unless he can get signed somewhere. Obviously the transfer window will not matter for Freddy because he’s not with a team, so he can sign whenever if someone will give him a shot.”
The former American international, now 24-years-old, was released by Bahia prior to the end of their 2013 regular season in Brazil after failing to make a push for a role on the club. Adu managed only four appearances with Bahia before his November removal from the team’s books.
“He does not play because there are others who are superior,” said Bahia director of football Anderson Barros. “He is very dedicated. I have nothing bad to say about him off the field. I have talked with him, and Adu understands the situation. He is very professional.”
The dismissal from Bahia was Adu’s ninth departure from a team in his 10-year career.