Freddy Adu has resurfaced in Finland, of all places. Time will tell whether his soccer career finds firm footing in Northern Europe.
Adu is set to join Kuopion Palloseura as a free agent after agreeing to sign a one-year contract with the Finnish club Saturday. Adu still must complete a physical examination before signing the contract, according to The Associated Press.
Kuopion Palloseura (@KuPS1923) March 28, 2015
Adu has been without a club since December when his contract with Serbia’s FK Jagonina expired.
Earlier this year, some speculated Adu, 25, was considering retirement after a decade as a professional soccer player, but the one-time American phenom’s nomadic career will continue in a remote corner of the soccer world, instead.
Freddy Adu signs with Finnish club KuPS, his 11th club and 8th country in the last 10 years. And he's only 25.—
Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) March 28, 2015
Adu scored four goals at the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland when he was just 14.
Hey guys thanks for the well wishes. Lots of hard work ahead but ready for it! Follow my new team @KuPS1923 for updates etc!—
Freddy Adu (@FreddyAdu) March 28, 2015
I have some great memories from finland from the u17 World Cup where it all started for me!—
Freddy Adu (@FreddyAdu) March 29, 2015
Adu will compete for playing time at one of the oldest clubs in Finland’s Veikkausliiga (first division). KuPs hasn’t won a league championship since 1976 but it finished second in 2010 and competed in the preliminary rounds of the UEFA Europa League in 2011-12 and 2012-13.
KuPs’ Veikkausliiga campaign starts on April 12 and ends in October.
Kuopion Palloseura (@KuPS1923_en) March 28, 2015
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