Here’s Freddy Adu scoring a goal in the Finnish fourth division

Freddy Adu (a.k.a. “American Pele” and a guy who used to date JoJo) signed with Finnish club Kuopion Palloseura in March. On Thursday, Adu, who is still somehow just 26 years old, scored for their reserve team in a fourth division match against Kings with a well placed free kick.

In June, KuPS coach Marko Rajamaki spoke about his club’s high-profile signing. From ESPN FC:

“He needs time to get back on track. I think he is a good player who needs some practice and patience” Rajamaki said in an interview with German football magazine 11Freunde. “He is fantastic with the ball, but too passive without it.” […]

“I was in doubt, whether Freddy would fit into our budget”, Kuopion CEO Jarmo Heiskanen explains “But his agent told me, that it was not about money. Freddy just wanted to play football again. He does not earn more than the other players, roughly as much as an ordinary employee in Finland.”

And now I’m sad.