Bahia's President discussed the details of the Adu exchange on a talk radio show in Brazil.
"I didn't leave America, I would say, I just have gone for some period of time," Veljko Paunovic said to the Brotherly Game. "I'll tell you the truth and only the truth. Nobody pressured me or threatened me, as I heard some speculations in media."
Freddy Adu is rumored to be joining the Blackburn Rovers, but ignore this rumor because it's pretty much bogus. More on Adu's possible transfer later today on the Brotherly Game.
The center defender has a chance to become the first ever Philadelphia Union player to play for the USMNT.
Nicolas Medina is one of the few trialists in the Philadelphia Union's preseason training camp this year and he has a weird history with Sunderland, an English Premier League club.
The former Harrisburg City Islander academy player returned to the United States after spending the last few years in Mexico.
The Philadelphia Union head coach made it clear in a letter to fans that Adu was not part of the future of the team.
The Brotherly Game will cover everything involving what will happen to Freddy Adu during Monday, January 21, 2013, when head coach John Hackworth is slated to give a press conference on the player's future.
Freddy Adu's time with the Philadelphia Union may being coming to an end soon, if one is to read into John Hackworth's short answer to the press at this year's MLS SuperDraft.
The Philadelphia Union, after weeks of speculation and reports in the Colombian and Uruguayan media about a deal, announced a loan of Valdes to Santa Fe. According to Major League Soccer and Union team policy, the terms of the loan were not revealed.
The Liga Postobon first half champions declared the signing as a step forward in their hunt for a league crown and a deep run in Copa Libertadores.
The Cali based club reportedly entered the Carlos Valdes sweepstakes yesterday, yet appear to already have removed themselves from a chance at bringing in the defender.
A confirmation by the Philadelphia Union of Carlos Valdes transfer negotiations is yet another interesting twist in the possible loan situation.
The Philadelphia Union will tap into Serie B to possibly add their much hyped "big signing," which a source said will be an attacking midfielder, the Brotherly Game has learned.
The Philadelphia Union captain is set to spend at least part of January with Santa Fe, in Colombia, before the team and Major League Soccer make a decision on a possible six month loan.
The Carlos Valdes loan saga has changed almost every day and Jorge Ramos' revelation that Jose Pekerman, Colombian National Team head coach, had suggested the services of Carlos Valdes to Boca Juniors was just another interesting twist.
Rüştü Reçber told the Brotherly Game, through friend of the site Ahmet Turgut, of Turkish Soccer, that the Union sent his manager an offer, but that he was not happy with the salary they submitted.
"There has been definite interest from Santa Fe, but MLS wants a really attractive offer," Carlos Valdes said in an interview with La Banda Deportiva. If the loan was to happen, "I'll play three months before the MLS season starts."
Colombian journalist Diego Rueda tweeted that the Carlos Valdes loan deal would send the defender to Santa Fe for six months, or it won't happen.