Reports: Freddy Adu to sign with Philadelphia Union

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US national team midfielder Freddy Adu is set to sign with the Philadelphia Union, according to multiple media reports published on Thursday.

CSNPhilly.com and FOX Sports claim that the 22-year-old has agreed to terms with the Union, and though the MLS club declined comment on the reports, it said it will formally introduce a new player on Friday at noon ET.

Adu began his professional career as a 14-year-old in 2004, when he became the youngest-ever player to sign a contract with MLS. He made his debut with D.C. United under then-coach Peter Nowak, who is currently the head coach at the Philadelphia Union. He scored 11 goals in 87 appearances for the Black-and-Red.

Following a stint at RSL, the two-time MLS All-Star left the league in 2007 to pursue a career with Portuguese club Benfica. He then spent loan time with Belenenses, Aris and Çaykur Rizespor, though he only saw a handful of games. However, he enjoyed a career resurgence after former US coach Bob Bradley called him for this past summer's Gold Cup.


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