Freddy Adu

Freddy Adu’s record goal

This day in football history On 17 April 2004, D.C. United’s Freddy Adu became the youngest goalscorer in MLS history before a crowd of 31,419 at New York’s Giants Stadium. At 14 years, 320 days, the Ghanian-born U.S. international entered the match in the 54th minute, replacing Alecko Eskandarian. D.C. was trailing 3–1 when Adu put …

Mesut Ozil, Freddy Adu are the kings of Twitter product promotion

Footballers have been promoting products on social media for years now, but Mesut Ozil and Freddy Adu have recently infused this soulless practice with a wonderful touch of emotion and artistic flourish. First we have Ozil, who cannot be more excited about Arsenal’s ugly new snowman sweater. Just look at that high school yearbook quality …

Carli Lloyd is a National Treasure

Last week’s top soccer moments By Dan Stelly | Photo via Ann-Marie Sorvin What more can you say about American midfielder Carli Lloyd? Her first-half hat trick — including this stunner from midfield — led the USA to its first World Cup triumph since 1999. [Source: Streamable] Freddy Adu sighting! The well-traveled American scored a fine free kick for KuFu …

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

https://www.youtube.com/embed/YhrHS8EJ-GU 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 …

Freddy Adu, the U.S.’s most experienced ambassador, moves to Finland

Obscure football shirt collector Freddy Adu, the United States’ most experienced ambassador, has joined Veikkausliiga (Finland’s top division) club Kuopion Palloseura on a one-year contract. This will be the 11th club of Adu’s 11-year career, which famously began at the age of 14 with DC United in MLS. It will also be the eighth country …