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Freddy Adu Will Train With Galatasaray, Michael Farfan And Amobi Okugo Will Do Same With SC Freiburg

Freddy Adu, Michael Farfan and Amobi Okugo all will train in Europe with foreign clubs during the offseason.

Chris Gardner

A second group of Philadelphia Union players will head to Europe to train with foreign clubs, the team announced today.

Freddy Adu will return to Turkey for the first time since he returned to Major League Soccer after a successful Gold Cup with the United States Men's National Team in 2011. The 23-year-old creative midfielder will train with Turkish giant Galatasaray for two weeks, per the Union.

The former first overall SuperDraft selection spent four months on loan to Turkish League One (second division) club Çaykur Rizespor, where he did enough to warrant MLS's renewed interested.

Michael Farfan and Amobi Okugo will both head to Germany to train with SC Freiburg of the German Bundesliga. Okugo trained with Freiburg last year alongside D.C. United's Perry Kitchen, while Farfan had traveled to England to train with Sunderland of the English Premier League last January.

The trio added to the group of Union players already training overseas, which included Zac MacMath, Cristhian Hernandez and Jimmy McLaughlin. MacMath tweeted today that he had returned from his training with Everton, while Hernandez (Real Sociedad in Spain's La Liga) and McLaughlin (Hoffenheim in Germany's Bundesliga) still have time left in their own sessions.