KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Freddy Adu's nomadic soccer journey around the world has now landed him in Finland where he has signed a one-year deal with Kuopion Palloseura (KuPS) in the Veikkausliiga.
The team made the announcement on their Twitter account on Saturday.
This will make it 11 teams that the 25-year-old has played for as he has had spells with DC United, Real Salt Lake, Philadephia Union, Benfica, Monaco, Belenenses, Aris, Rizespor, Bahia and Jagodina. He also had trials with Stabaek, Blackpool and AZ Alkmaar which did not result in contract offers.
There was much expected from the Ghana-born midfielder who became the youngest player to ever step on the field for Major League Soccer back in 2004. However, he has failed to live up to the hype and has bounced around to different teams since with no success. After his last stint with Jagodina in Serbia, Adu returned stateside where it was reported that he had accepted a job as a nightclub promoter.
KuPS, based in the city of Kuopio, finished seveth in the standings last season hope that Adu can help them make a challenge for the title this season against the likes of HJK Helsinki and SJK.
Adu will not be alone as he will be joined by fellow American Stephen McCarthy in the team.