This Ain’t Constantinople: Adu Turns, Scores

Since we give Adu some stick around here, we’ll balance it out with a little positive press.

Freddy Adu nets the difference in Rizespor’s 1-0 win over Gaziantep.

In our best Clyde “The Glide” Frazier.

“Dumped into the post, Adu swooping and hooping for the bucket. The prodigal son, prodigious.”

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8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by phlub on 2011/03/06 at 12:19 PM

    awesome. the only YA to score this weekend?

    also noticed that C Goodson got his first(?) 90 for Brøndby today. good sign for him.

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  2. Posted by dude on 2011/03/06 at 12:20 PM

    This is a spot light of Freddy’s game.

    http://www.noshortcorners.com/2011/03/freddinho-v-gazientep-individual-reel.html

    Honestly, I’m impressed. But for once, I hope Bob doesn’t call him in till he’s beating in the door.

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    • Posted by JasonPrice on 2011/03/06 at 8:05 PM

      Sorry to say, but that ‘highlight’ real pretty much confirms every fear I have about Adu. I saw one intelligent pass in the first minute. The rest is all glitz, and negative, and turnovers.

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      • Posted by JasonPrice on 2011/03/06 at 8:10 PM

        That being said. Anything to get his confidence back. He was excellent and exciting in that friendly against Argentina at Giants Stadium a few years back. Not at all the guy you want starting a match, but the kind of guy you turn to in the 70th minute when you’re down a goal or two. Maybe draw a foul, maybe make something happen.

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      • Posted by dude on 2011/03/06 at 8:24 PM

        You’re kidding, right? He had one legit assist that was ruled offsides (incorrectly), and then nearly go another one off a juggle/volley. Or did you simply watch the first minute?

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        • Posted by JasonPrice on 2011/03/06 at 9:26 PM

          Dude, you’re right. I only got through the first minute. I didn’t really care to watch anymore. It wasn’t beautiful or interesting. Once again, he was making easy things complicated. Like I said, buckets of talent. He can do all the stepovers in the world against second division Turkish sides… I just don’t really feel compelled to watch. I I hope he does well for himself and for the USMNT, I really really do. But this is not really a highlight really. Its more like biopsy.

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  3. Posted by Mark F on 2011/03/06 at 2:04 PM

    Very good stuff from Freddy. Hopefully he keeps it up!

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  4. Posted by Kirk on 2011/03/06 at 6:52 PM

    Even though he’s in the Turkish Second Division, I still think he has the best feet of any American around. Not enough of a reason to call him in, but there’s still some magic in those feet.

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