Re: Bob Bradley's contract extended 5 years through 2014 World Cup
and a Freddy Adu update ... wow, he's fallen off the map. And he's still only 21.
Adu on trial with German club
BERLIN — Former youth prodigy Freddy Adu is undergoing trials with German second division side Ingolstadt in a bid to revive his flagging career.
The 21-year-old, Ghana-born midfielder looked headed for stardom when he took US citizenship in 2003 and made his senior debut a year later.
But after spells with DC United and Real Salt Lake he moved to Benfica in Portugal in July, 2007 and he has struggled to make his mark there.
Subsequently he has been on loan to Monaco in France, Belenenses in Portugal and Aris Salonika in Greece, with little success.
Ingolstadt have called him up and will take a decision on whether to keep him on loan until the end of the season during the winter break in Germany.
"We know all about his past and that he has failed to live up to all the expectations that were placed on him when he was 15 and 16 years old," said Ingolstadt manager Benno Mohlmann.
"On the other hand what we need are established players who can help us out at this stage of the season, not players who have a lot of potential."
Ingolstadt, based near Munich, are currently one place from bottom in the second division and facing a battle against relegation.
"The players make the manager, it's never the other way." - Sparky Anderson