...And Who is this Freddy Adu you Speak Of? Does he Play in MLS?
Okay, as much as I've written on the Freddy saga, and while I've supported at times both Freddy and Piotr and the league, and while I have no problem with Freddy coming off the bench most games, let me say that this statement from Don Garber is, well, ridiculous:
"I didn't think it would change at all," MLS Commissioner Don Garber said this week. "Freddy is not a marketing tool."
It was nearly two years ago that a proud Garber announced at a Madison Square Garden news conference the signing of the 14-year-old Adu. But in two seasons of MLS play, Adu, one of the league's highest-paid athletes, has spent almost as much time on the bench as on the field.
"It doesn't frustrate me at all," Garber said on Monday. "It probably frustrates Freddy a little bit. We have to remind ourselves at times and remind him that he's 16 years old."
Please. He's one of the most visible players in MLS, showing up in commercials for things other than Sierra Mist, video games, and the occasionaly tabloid. He still helps spike attendance at DCU road games. If there's one things Freddy has been very good at, it's having been a marketing tool. Give the kid some credit for that at least.
That being said, nice to see that the league is [publicly] not putting pressure on DCU to deal Adu to somewhere else.