In any off-season, there are plenty of rumors and speculation. Some of them are worth writing a story on. Others are not. This one most certainly is as it combines one of the United States' most talked about soccer players with the Philadelphia Union. A writer at MLSSoccer.com has suggested that the best fit for Freddy Adu is with the Philadelphia Union.
All of this hinges upon whether or not Freddy Adu can be released from his European contract, but if he can, and if Adu decides to return to MLS, he could find a great fit with the Union. MLSSoccer.com writes:
More importantly, Adu would be a fit in the attacking style of play that Nowak and the Union have established at PPL Park. His skill and vision would mesh perfectly in a fast, young squad with a penchant for quick passing combinations and running off the ball.
MVP candidate Sebastien Le Toux can take the forward spot alongside Danny Mwanga after Alejandro Moreno was lost in the Expansion Draft. That would allow Adu to roam as a floating No. 10 with wingers like Justin Mapp providing support.
I do agree here and I do think that Freddy Adu could fit in perfectly with the Philadelphia Union. 75% of the people who voted on the poll on MLSSoccer.com believe that Freddy Adu could fit with the Union. What this article suggests would work.
There is just one problem, though. It is not going to happen. Freddy Adu is a known headcase and has already burnt bridges with Piotr Nowak in his days at D.C. United. His work ethic has been challenged, and even though he is only 21, any team that picks up Adu may be paying a lot of money for a gamble. The once teen superstar is fading fast after stints in Europe that yielded little in the way of positive results. I'd like to see Adu on the Union, but given Nowak's past relationship with him and his failures in Europe, I do not see this happening.