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Paid Their Dues: Freddy Adu cut by FK Jagodina

The former USMNT and Philadelphia Union midfielder has been cut by FK Jagodina. He never saw the field for the Serbian club.

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After signing with them in the summer, Freddy Adu has been cut by FK Jagodina, Aca Stojanović reports. Adu failed to make a single appearance for the Serbian SuperLeague side.

If you follow Freddy Adu on Instagram (you should), you know that he has been back in The States for the past few days. Now you know why.

Adu has only played 59 competitive minutes since the end of the 2012 Major League Soccer season, all of those coming with EC Bahia of Brazil. For the second time this year, he will be looking for a new club. How long this search will last, though, is entirely up to him.

Adu, once deemed the future of American soccer, is now a mediocre journeyman in the minds of all but his. In February, the Atlanta Silverbacks publicly courted the former DCU and Union player. He did not reciprocate, opting instead to continue training with Blackpool. Signing with Jagodina was a desperate attempt to prove that he is still a player worthy of the top flight, no matter where that may be.

Adu's ego has always been a problem, but never like this. By moving to Serbia, he seemed to indicate that the NASL is below him. Now, it may be his only chance to show that he can still ball. If Freddy Adu can accept a move to a lower side where he will actually get minutes, he may put himself on the long road back to American soccer relevancy.