It’s obvious to observers of the beautiful game in the US that Freddy Adu wasted too much time screwing around in the MLS and finger banging JoJo. He should have gone to an Italian, Dutch or French soccer academy where he could have developed his game at a top level as opposed to starring in a league that doesn’t do anything for players of his age and raw, undeveloped skill.
Adu’s been unable to secure a starting place in Portugal or France let alone regular playing time. Could this be the end of the boy wonder? Four Four Two takes a look at the premature demise of Freddy Adu.
Take Giuseppe Rossi of Villareal. Not only does he start for a La Liga (Spain) team but he’s also made his way onto the Italian national team. No small feat for a kid from Teaneck, New Jersey. His parents sent him to Italy in his teens and the results speak for themselves.
Adu’s not finished yet but he needs to establish himself somewhere and fast as opportunity is quickly passing him by. If his run of poor form and bad luck continues, he won’t even be able to bag a Kardashian. It’s not all bad. He’ll always have Ja Rule.
Leave it to the Portuguese to get bullfighting wrong.
Let me save you the trouble of thinking they’re doing it wrong. They’re not. Apparently bulls aren’t allowed to be killed in Portuguese bullfighting rings. The fighters known as forcados aren’t brave either. The horns are covered with leather to protect them. They’re not just stupid. They’re also lil’ bitches. You want to impress me? Coat the horns with poison then run at the bull.
Portugal manager and Captain Ramsey doppelganger Luiz Felipe Scolari knows how to play the game. On July 1, he will start his new job as Chelsea manager. In the meantime, he’s focused on the task at hand which is steering Portugal through the Euro.
No one doubts that lifting the trophy in Vienna is Scolari’s main goal but he also has time to counsel his players on their club life. Rumors abound that he has advised Cristiano Ronaldo to transfer to Real Madrid. They are desperate to have him and willing to break the bank to make it happen.
Scolari has even praised him in front of the press during the tournament.
“Ronaldo’s secret thing is the one you all know. He is simple, humble and a magnificent worker. He is part of a group to which he is dedicated and has a will to win of such strength that I have never seen it in anyone else. The others in the group soak up this incredible will to win, dedication and talent. On top of that, he has all his technical qualities. For me, he is one of a kind.”
Sir Alex Ferguson must be turning redder than usual as he watches Scolari push Ronaldo away from Manchester in order to ease Chelsea’s path to another Premiership title. It’s bad enough for him that Real has been blatantly tapping Ronaldo up for weeks. We can’t wait to see how Scolari and Fergie get along especially if Ronaldo forces a transfer to Real. Bring on the new season already.