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Alcharod
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Post #1
Tuesday March 5, 2013 2:47pm

Joined Dec 2012
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It appears that Freddy Adu and Alexi spoke about Adu's odd situation finally. During the Portland v NYRB match they put up some of the convo on screen.

How do you guys feel about what he had to say? Do you believe him? Do you think anything will come of this crazy situation sooner then later?

http://www.brotherlygame.com/rumors/2013/3/4/...

Also here are some of the new details from all of this mess.

http://www.brotherlygame.com/2013/3/4/4064268...

MSantoine
Post #2
Tuesday March 5, 2013 3:02pm

Joined Nov 2012
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I think this was pretty much what Phile came out and said previously. Phile wants to in essence take away his DP status. While a DP MLS pays ~350k (give or take) and the team pays the rest. Going by the numbers in the article, Phile would be paying Adu ~200k. So Phile wont do anything unless they lower the 200k number. This is one of those unfortunate set ups where due to the MLS rules and finances, Adu makes more to not take a paycut, and Phile pays less to send him home and not buy him out. I can see both sides not wanting to budge as they are both coming out ahead (monetarily). Phile loses by having a roster spot tied up, and a DP spot wasted. Adu loses by not being on the field. Unless Phile needs the DP or roster spot they wont budge, and unless Adu decides he just wants to play he wont budge. Sad situation that I dont see any result in

Loche Achles
Post #3
Tuesday March 5, 2013 3:23pm

Joined Feb 2013
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This could be what one would call the sockdolager for Freddy. Humility may be his only exit. Not saying it doesn't suck or that it's "fair", but he really didn't prove the dollar value in the set-up they had him in (whether it was best suited for him or not) and he needs to be on a field, period. Stop making so much, become invisible, and actually work for your payday off what you've done on the field not what you "supposedly are worth". This may help him reach his true potential anyways with all the pressure off his back.

Otherwise he is staring at career suicide in the near term.

Alcharod
302
Post #4
Tuesday March 5, 2013 3:27pm

Joined Dec 2012
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Original post from Loche Achles

This could be what one would call the sockdolager for Freddy. Humility may be his only exit. Not saying it doesn't suck or that it's "fair", but he really didn't prove the dollar value in the set-up they had him in (whether it was best suited for him or not) and he needs to be on a field, period. Stop making so much, become invisible, and actually work for your payday off what you've done on the field not what you "supposedly are worth". This may help him reach his true potential anyways with all the pressure off his back.

Otherwise he is staring at career suicide in the near term.


I see where you are going with your comment and I do not disagree. But at the same time, I can see it actually putting more people in his corner and maybe he will get his wish. I appears that he is not about leaving the MLS from his statements. Either he is being honest, or he gets his contract bought out and he leaves anyway. Either way, he's playing again. The situation is messy and just needs to conclude sooner then later.

jy09er
Post #5
Tuesday March 5, 2013 6:56pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 54
So could Freddy not get a load deal sorted out in January? It seems like if the Union are going to pay him not to play for them, what would be the harm in letting him go out on load "a la Kei Kamara/Donovan?" That way Philly get rid of him for a while, get some of his wages subsidised, and Adu gets the playing time I think we all agree he needs.

Alcharod
302
Post #6
Tuesday March 5, 2013 7:11pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 574
Original post from jy09er

So could Freddy not get a load deal sorted out in January? It seems like if the Union are going to pay him not to play for them, what would be the harm in letting him go out on load "a la Kei Kamara/Donovan?" That way Philly get rid of him for a while, get some of his wages subsidised, and Adu gets the playing time I think we all agree he needs.


I think that just shows that this situation is a little deeper then just the the salary issue. The whole situation just stinks to me..

skangles
DC
Post #7
Tuesday March 5, 2013 10:46pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,449
Im unclear on this whole situation. Why can't the Union trade him to another MLS team? I don't understand why his salary breakdown as a DP would impede their ability to trade him. But I'm clearly missing something.

blaise213
Post #8
Tuesday March 5, 2013 11:30pm

Joined Sep 2012
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Would love for Adu to be traded to the SJ Earthquakes!

Alcharod
302
Post #9
Wednesday March 6, 2013 1:37am

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 574
Original post from blaise213

Would love for Adu to be traded to the SJ Earthquakes!


I'd love for him to go there, or NYRB or Portland. I think something will happen sooner then later...i pray anyway.


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