Adu set to reunite with Nowak, Union get their playmaker

Posted on 11 August 2011 by Breton Bonnette

With four days until the end of Major League Soccer’s summer transfer window, it seems Piotr Nowak has found his man. Or two. And now, Freddy Adu not dressing for yesterday’s USA vs. Mexico match-up at Lincoln Financial Field makes a little bit of sense. It appears the one-time Benfica man will link back up with former head coach Piotr Nowak for another go at things and sign with the Union according to Ives Galarcep at Soccer by Ives. His introduction will be tomorrow and the word is, he will not be signing as a Designated Player.

There is also word another signing or two is on the way – apparently a striker.

Adu showed well at the Gold Cup, despite the surprise call-up,  and though his club situation never really panned out overseas, it’s clear the youngest player ever to sign with Major League Soccer still has a long career left in front of him. It should be interesting to see how Nowak deploys him.

UPDATE: Steve Goff of Soccer Insider is reporting that Adu will join on a long-term contract. Chivas USA was very close to signing him as a DP but at the last moment, owner Jorge Vergara decided against the move.

Adu will be introduced at noon tomorrow as the newest Union member. Ives Galarcep reports that in no way are the Union done in the transfer market.

What do you think of the signing? Surprised? Like it? Hate it?

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Sully Says:

    Love it.  Definitely makes sense given this team’s needs (even though we’re deep at midfield, Adu should be able to add a whole new spark to the attack).  He and Paunovic rotating in and out of that CAM role could be really really dangerous to the opposition.

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