Saturday, December 02, 2006

Freddy Adu to the E.P.L.? After his two-week training stint with the team that used to be the great prize in club soccer, Manchester United, Freddy Adu returns to the U.S. The question of how he did over there seems to have been answered.

“Freddy has done all right,” Alex Ferguson, United’s manager, told BBC Sport yesterday. “He is a talented boy. He’ll go back to the U.S., and we’ll keep a check on him. When he is 18, we will have to assess what we can do next. I can’t do anything with him because he’s not 18.” See the article in the New York Times.

Adu turns 18 on June 2nd. Until then, he will be with D.C. United. What will happen after that is anyone's guess. I'm inclined to believe that Adu will finish the M.L.S. season in the States, but many think he will go...I've already written that I think it would be a mistake for him to go Man Utd., where he is not going to have much of a shot at playing. Alex Ferguson would love to have him on their develomental squad, and can afford to pay him handsomely for it, but if Adu wants to really flourish, he will need to go somewhere else first.

Meanwhile, Tom Glavine has signed for another year with the New York Mets. If he gets the 10 wins he needs to reach 300 career victories, he will probably retire after the 2007 season. This works for both sides. Glavine should get what he needs to earn a spot in the Hall of Fame, and the Mets will have the no. 1 or no. 2 starter they need as they hit the free-agent market in search of the final pieces for a World Series champion.

Look later this weekend for the return of the most popular FischFry feature: another installment of the My Crazy Upstairs Neighbor series. This series is sure to be an internet classic, and it's all true.

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