It looks like Freddy Adu is close to making his return to the US.
Goal.com’s Ives Galarcep reported on Friday that the one-time wonder kid is on the verge of signing for the North American Soccer League’s Tampa Bay Rowdies. Adu, still only 26, recently left Finnish side KuPS after just three months with the club.
A move to Tampa Bay would reunite Adu with Rowdies head coach Thomas Rongen, who was manager of the 2007 Under-20 World Cup team that Adu starred for, helping the Americans to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Rongen had expressed interest in Adu several weeks back on ExtraTime Radio.
The Rowdies had a successful spring season under Rongen, finishing just one point behind the New York Cosmos for first-place. They kicked off the fall season last Saturday with a win against the Atlanta Silverbacks, and are expected to contend for the season’s top spot.
Galarcep reported that Adu, who began his career with D.C. United in 2004 at the age of 14 and also spent time with Real Salt Lake and the Philadelphia Union, could sign for Tampa Bay as early as this weekend.