ANDREW VORCE - Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Freddy Adu will be the latest American acquisition by Greek Super Liga club Aris FC, with the move being completed earlier today.

The young American has found it difficult to make his way in Europe since his venture over from MLS, coming up empty handed with every loan move. Adu will be joining the club on an 18 month loan deal that includes a buy option.

The 20 year old says he is eager to put the disappointment of the last two years behind him and quickly make an impact in Thessaloniki.

"I will be joining the team tomorrow," Adu confirmed to Yanks Abroad. He later made the public statement that "A lot of thought and research went into this [decision]."

The Maryland native is not the only Yank to recently join the Greek club as former Kansas City Wizard Eddie Johnson was brought in on loan from Fulham earlier last week.

Adu was also quick to add that the prospect of forming an attacking duo with Johnson made his decision to join Aris all the more attractive.

"Of course I am excited to play with Eddie Johnson," grinned Adu.

Adu and Johnson could have their chance at action when Aris host Iraklis on Sunday.
Sunday January 10, 2010 7:25 am
Adu & Johnson, I doubt they were anyone's first choice. These two should be grounds keepers. It's the only way those two will ever have a chance to set foot on the pitch. They can take Beasley with them too.
Kevin Butler
Thursday January 7, 2010 11:00 am
How did Clint Mathis do when he joined Ergotelis in 2008? I remember him scoring at least one goal, but how is the level of competition, was he well received, did he get playing time, etc? What can we expect for Freddy and Eddie?
Totes Mcgotes
Wednesday January 6, 2010 10:33 pm
these two were probably the two most hyped prospects the u.s nats has ever their on the same team in greece... their must be some american in management their becuase its very odd that they would want both...
Wednesday January 6, 2010 10:18 pm
i don't know a lot about the Greek league, but i imagine a team that just stacked itself with 2 Americans determined to prove themselves could have a lot of potential. good luck guys!
Wednesday January 6, 2010 8:19 pm
Smart move. Far smarter than Hull. I'd rather play consistently in a mid-level league than warm the bench for the big boys.
Wednesday January 6, 2010 5:55 pm
This a good move. At 20, there's still plenty of time to become great. I challenge any of you nay-sayers... were you at the England - USA match in London in 2008? Adu was the ONLY U.S. player on the pitch who looked poised and comfortable on the ball. He has the capability. He just needs more experience and playing time.
Wednesday January 6, 2010 5:29 pm
Eddie and Freddy: Play like your careers depend on it; Remind us why we looked to you with so much hope!
Wednesday January 6, 2010 4:22 pm
"coming up trumps with every loan move."

Idiom! Freddie, alas, has come up trumpless.
Wednesday January 6, 2010 1:22 pm
Great transfer for Adu. I hope he gets some playing time. Him and EJ can make a difference. It is always nice to be wanted.
Wednesday January 6, 2010 11:19 am
I'm happy for Freddy and Eddie. They seem to be going to a side that actually want to play them. I hope this switch will be the change that they need to turn their careers around.

Spanakopita for everyone!
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