Archives: Freddy Adu

Why Has Adu’s Play Improved Dramatically With Benfica?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Freddy Adu’s rocky career in Major League Soccer ended with hardly a notice. Lost in the hype over David Beckham’s arrival stateside and the summer tournaments for the US National Team, Adu once MLS’ most marketable and brightest star was … Continue reading

Adu’s 4th Goal in 5 Games not Enough for Benfica

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Freddy Adu’s incredible run of form continued Wednesday as he scored his 4th goal in 5 games as Benfica was defeated and eliminated from the Taca De Liga.

Adu Hits Another Game Winner

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For the third time this season Freddy Adu, Benfica’s American super sub scored after the 86th minute and this time he helped lift 10 man Benfica to a league win over Martimo. Adu’s fine play recently earned him a place … Continue reading

The Day After: Some Random Thoughts About the Switzerland Match

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With a night’s worth of perspective on yesterday’s 1-0 US victory over Switzerland, here are my thoughts. Maurice Edu was my man of the match and Bob Bradley deserves lots of credit to notice Edu’s value in training and to … Continue reading

Adu Opens Benfica Account

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Freddy Adu converted a completely unearned penalty kick for Benfica as the Lisbon club came from behind to defeat Estrela da Amadora in a Carlsberg Cup match. The penalty kick Adu converted was according to every press report I have … Continue reading

Adu Makes Benfica Debut

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Freddy Adu entered Benfica’s Champions League qualifier versus FC Copenhagen in the 37th minute. Rui Costa scored a goal in minute 86 to give Benfica the 2-1 victory in the first leg.

Adu Named to Benfica Match Squad

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Freddy Adu has been named a reserve for Benfica in tomorrow’s Champions League Qualifier versus FC Copenhagen. “Adu has only had seven days of training, but he has enormous potential and he is available,” Benfica coach Fernando Santos said.

Adu Headed to Benfica……..

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

But he hasn’t signed yet. Adu has been granted permission by MLS to personally negotiate with Benfica. The Washington Post reported that the deal was “99% done” on Saturday morning, and Adu missed Real Salt Lake’s 2-1 loss Saturday night … Continue reading

News and Notes

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

David Beckham will miss tonight’s Superliga clash with Chivas of Guadlajara at the L.A. Colusium. The game was moved from the Home Dept Center to accommodate the masses of Chivas fans in the L.A. area and the Beckham mania surrounding … Continue reading