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Post #121
Saturday June 22, 2013 2:41am

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It's all on Adu's shoulders to impress Bahia's coaches. If he doesn't and continues to ride the pine then debating about him is all for not. Freddy has a ton of talent, it's all on him to have the drive to make it happen. Ronaldo, Messi both are very hard workers in practice. Teammates have stated that both are first in the morning and the last ones to leave at night. They are talented and they also work hard. Early on Adu was known to slack in practice. His practice habits were horrible, and most of his youth coaches let it slide. IF he can work his butt off in practice, and produce for Bahia, then Freddy Adu can push himself back into the USMNT conversation. But right now he shouldn't be in any USMNT conversation.

Mojofc
Post #122
Friday July 12, 2013 2:00am

Joined Jan 2013
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"Freddy Adu has great quality, very good technically ,tactical understanding. but there is great competition at his position." - Bahia's coach
Rain, rain, go away Come again another day
navi8132
Post #123
Friday July 12, 2013 2:49am

Joined Jul 2012
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Good job Freddy, going to a club with the most volatile coaching situation on the planet AND a club with stuff competition at your position. It's as if he did ZERO due diligence in picking this club.

tylercocinas
Post #124
Friday July 12, 2013 10:58am

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That's life as a footballer. You've gotta bust it and force your way onto the field regardless of your competition. Dempsey is a perfect example. How many times did he play the hero at Fulham only to be benched by a new manager and have to prove himself all over again? Hopefully Fred has the right attitude and mentality because it's not going to be easy.

Alcharod
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Post #125
Friday July 12, 2013 1:51pm

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Original post from tylercocinas

That's life as a footballer. You've gotta bust it and force your way onto the field regardless of your competition. Dempsey is a perfect example. How many times did he play the hero at Fulham only to be benched by a new manager and have to prove himself all over again? Hopefully Fred has the right attitude and mentality because it's not going to be easy.


All you have to do is translate the articles and you will see that JK is very happy that he is playing in Brazil and they keep contact with one another. That is a start even if his time is minimal at the moment.

Alcharod
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Post #126
Tuesday July 16, 2013 9:19pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 574
For anyone wondering on the progress of Adu...

https://twitter.com/ivandmarques/status/35722...

https://twitter.com/pedrosentose/status/35722...

skangles
DC
Post #127
Tuesday July 16, 2013 9:30pm

Joined Jan 2013
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When does Bahia come back from their break? Have they started playing again?

Mojofc
Post #128
Tuesday July 16, 2013 9:56pm

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Yes they've come back, believe they've played 2 games now. He's made the 18 but not made it off the bench yet.
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chillguy1992
Post #129
Wednesday July 17, 2013 4:14am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 275
I feel kind of bad for freddy I always thought going to brazil would be a good opportunity for him to get him back on track. However I feel the club he has gone to is possibly the worst decision he has made yet. He gets no playing time but yet I keep hearing how fans/ journalists keep saying he deserves to get playing time. I might not be the biggest adu fan but I still want him to get a fair chance and right now I feel the move to bahia could be the nail in the coffin for his international career. This is probably the most important chance in his career so far to really reach another level of development. Its up 2 him if he works hard in practice the coach has to reward him with playing time. He can impress us all he wants but its truly up 2 him to impress one man only in the end his coach.

Riggity
Atlanta
Post #130
Wednesday July 17, 2013 9:24am

Joined Apr 2013
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It's really hard for me to feel bad. I wasn't in the locker room in Philly but from the outside it was pretty clear the club didn't feel like Freddy was bringing good value to the club in terms of his production when he was taking up a DP slot. Freddy had every right in the world to expect the club to honor his contract, but he didn't perform well enough for the club to justify keeping him on the books so they shipped him. Of course we all hoped this move to Brazil would work out, but did anyone really believe it would?? Freddy's next contract will be his final fork in the road. He can go to the highest bidder and continue on this odyssey, or he can take a smaller short term contract somewhere where he is ABSOLUTELY 100% sure he will play. He makes too much money for the product he puts out on the field consistently. If he loves the game as much as he likes to portray he shouldn't have a problem taking an average MLS salary in hopes of finding a home he can play at week in and week out.

tylercocinas
Post #131
Wednesday July 17, 2013 10:05am

Joined Aug 2012
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It is insane how this thread never dies.

Alcharod
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Post #132
Wednesday July 17, 2013 1:23pm

Joined Dec 2012
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There is no need for you guys to feel bad for him. If you read the articles and what the journalist there are saying, its a really good thing to hear. They are saying his training habits are sharp, he's without a doubt the most stand out player for weeks now in practice...what is more important IMO is the fact that they say he has learned the "Brazilian Way"

His time with Bahia right now is no different then if he went and simply just trained with Real Madrid, Barca, Bayern Munich etc. He's learning, sharpening his skills, he was already the most technical player we have in the pool though inconsistent. Its just good signs. And their coach says he will without a doubt get playing time in the coming weeks. And from what i'm hearing he is speaking with JK via phone much more then in the past. All good signs.

CBoyd3142
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Post #133
Wednesday July 17, 2013 4:59pm

Joined Aug 2012
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Original post from Alcharod

There is no need for you guys to feel bad for him. If you read the articles and what the journalist there are saying, its a really good thing to hear. They are saying his training habits are sharp, he's without a doubt the most stand out player for weeks now in practice...what is more important IMO is the fact that they say he has learned the "Brazilian Way"

His time with Bahia right now is no different then if he went and simply just trained with Real Madrid, Barca, Bayern Munich etc. He's learning, sharpening his skills, he was already the most technical player we have in the pool though inconsistent. Its just good signs. And their coach says he will without a doubt get playing time in the coming weeks. And from what i'm hearing he is speaking with JK via phone much more then in the past. All good signs.


Are you comparing Bahia with Madrid, Barca & Bayern? Serious question here.

I'm buoyed by the articles you posted earlier, but the kid's still got miles to go before we start USMNT discussion. I'm not so sure he's the most technical player either - if I had to pick someone in our current pool, I'm thinking Bradley IMO. Again, glad to hear he's making waves down there - better to hear positive items than negative. Let's hope we get some PT & goals out of him soon.
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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #134
Wednesday July 17, 2013 6:30pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 4,091
I have to see it on the field from him. Good that he is training well, but he needs to see the field in order to really get back into the USMNT convo. Maybe he gets a shock call-up against Bosnia.

muchadu
Post #135
Wednesday July 17, 2013 6:46pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 41
I can only hope that not only Freddy, but Lletget, Lichaq, Davies, Chandler and maybe even Spector get serious consideration and playing time with the USMNT. These are players that have true quality and need to be a part of the WC team in order for us to have any real success in Brasil next summer!

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