If everything had gone exactly according to plan, Freddy Adu would have been in a soccer stadium in Europe on Saturday afternoon, in his prime at age 28 starring for a big club, tormenting opponents with exciting bursts and preparing to guide the United States to the World Cup next summer. Rather, the one-time teenage phenomenon was on the field’s edge at RFK Stadium, greeting former D.C. United teammates while standing some 20 steps from where he made history 13 1/2 years ago. It was there, amid the bedlam of a 2004 MLS opener in which he was the star attraction, that Adu, age 14, stepped onto the pitch and became the youngest U.S. athlete in a century to enter official team competition. He
Columbus and New York City try to overcome distractions as they jockey for playoff positioning on the final day of the MLS season Sunday. The Crew (16-12-5) has the most daunting task. The players were caught off guard but Crew captain Wil Trapp, a native of the Columbus suburb of Gahanna, said the focus remains on NYC.
Oct 20 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the Dutch championship matches on Friday Friday, October 20 Groningen 0 Willem II Tilburg 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 PSV Eindhoven 8 7 0 1 26 8 21 2 Ajax Amsterdam 8 5 1 2
Luiz Felipe Scolari wants to end his time in China by taking Guangzhou Evergrande to a seventh successive Chinese Super League title. The 2002 World Cup-winning coach arrived in China in June 2015, when the money splurged on high-profile coaches and players in the league was dramatically escalating. With just three games of the season remaining this season, Guangzhou is six points clear of second-place Shanghai SIPG in second.