Adu named to U.S. U-20 team
CHANTILLY, VA (April 14, 2004) -D.C. United forward Freddy Adu was named
today by U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team Coach Thomas Rongen to
the 24-man roster that will face Haiti at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April
21st at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The match will be part
of the U-20’s third domestic training camp of the year, which will
begin April 18th.
During both of United’s first two games, Adu has come off the bench
and shown a glimpse of his potential with a soft touch on the ball, pin-point
passing and the ability to create chances around the goal. Adu is also
the only returning player from the 2003 U-20 World Youth Championships
team that took fifth place this past December in the United Arab Emirates.
This weekend, Adu will face 17-year-old MetroStars midfielder and U.S.
Under-20 teammate Eddie Gaven at Giants Stadium in the Saturday, April
17th match to be broadcast on espn2 at 5:00 p.m.EDT.
During the camp, the U.S. will also face CONCAF rival Jamaica in closed-door
exhibitions in Sunrise, FL on Tuesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 22.
The times of both matches have yet to be determined.