Freddy Adu is back playing professional soccer, with Ives Galarcep reporting that the one-time teenage prodigy has signed with Osterlen FF in Sweden’s third division.
Freddy Adu has signed with Swedish side Osterlen FF. It marks Adu’s first return to action since playing for the Las Vegas Lights in 2018.— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) October 14, 2020
Osterlen was recently promoted to Sweden’s Division 1, the third tier in Sweden.
Adu, 31, last played in 2018 for the Las Vegas Lights of the USL Championship. His career began at age 14 with D.C. United, starting a winding journey that has spanned over a dozen clubs, ranging from famed Portuguese side Benfica to Brazil’s Bahia.
Despite those successes, there was always a question of what could’ve been – and now he’ll get another chance to prove himself. Adu even shared a handful of tweets about his journey and what it’s like to get back on the pitch.
Missed this sport so much and just happy to have the opportunity to be playing again. One step at a time ⚽️💪🏾— Freddy Adu (@FreddyAdu) October 14, 2020
Skipped a lot of steps in the past but now I get a chance to do it right. I’m excited and never been more ready! ⚽️— Freddy Adu (@FreddyAdu) October 14, 2020