Philadelphia Union adds midfielder Adu to roster

Eric Kessler ('12) / Eastside Opinions Editor

The Philadelphia Union signed US international midfielder, Freddy Adu, to a three year deal on August 12.  The deal is reportedly worth $425,000 for the first year and an unknown sum for the next two seasons.

The move to acquire Adu was made in order to bolster the Union midfield and make it a MLS cup contender.  It is only the Union’s second year in existence, but the team is pushing to make a playoff run.

Adu was extremely happy to join the team of his former coach, Peter Nowak.  Nowak coached Adu when he was signed to a MLS contract at the age of 14.  Adu did not pan out into the child prodigy he was thought to be, but he is still only 22 and hopefully will be a very worthwhile addition to the Union roster.