DAVID SMITH - Friday, July 30, 2010
Freddy Adu will not be joining Swiss Super League club FC Sion, the team confirmed on Friday afternoon, leaving his future for the approaching season still in limbo.

Adu had spent several training sessions with last season's fifth-place finishers, with the team having confirmed on Thursday that a decision was imminent. After further evaluation, however, they have decided to pass on the 15-time capped US international.

"Having trialed for a few days at the Valais-area club, the young striker Freddy Adu, property of Benfica, will not become a part of Sion's roster," the team confirmed via an announcement posted on their website.

While seemingly impressed with his skill, the club indicated that young attacking player does not fit their needs for the already-underway season.

"Despite his undeniable quality, the American player does not fit to the needs searched for by the club at this time," the announcement concludes.

Sion sporting director Frederic Chassot confirmed the team's evaluation while giving some more insight to the role they had been looking to fill. "He's a quality player but he is not the type of player we are looking for," Chassot told YA, elaborating "He is not the number 9 we are looking for."

Adu will presumably return to the Greek city of Thessaloniki, where he is currently on-loan with club FC Aris. However as head coach Hector Cuper has made it clear the former DC United player does not fit into his plans, his search for a new club for the upcoming season will continue.
Friday July 30, 2010 12:35 pm
It is obvious that Freddy Adu has peaked in his career and is not going to be finding offers rolling in.
Friday July 30, 2010 12:08 pm
He's been in Portugal and Greece and couldn't find a starting position. Being rejected by a Swedish team is a statement in itself! He should come back to the MLS where he can find a starting role and maybe, just maybe, find his way back to the National team/
Friday July 30, 2010 10:52 am
I really want to see Adu succeed, but now I am absolutely perplexed. What is it about him that just isn't clicking with these teams?
Friday July 30, 2010 10:52 am
I know a team in Washington DC that could use some help.
Friday July 30, 2010 10:36 am
Can someone try to translate this for me....."Despite his undeniable quality, the player does not fit the needs" and "he is not the number 9 we are looking for." Is this what we all see, the quality is there but we don't need him on our team???? Say it ain't so Freddie! Come back to MLS sign with New England and let it all out.......Your going no where in Europe....put it behind you and show us what you learned in your time overseas. Just look at can sit the bench in MLS and still start for the National team...
Friday July 30, 2010 10:36 am
He really needs to come back to MLS
Friday July 30, 2010 10:11 am
Wow. Sounds pretty bad. Adu's stock just keeps falling. If he's not wanted in Greece or Sweden, where does he go then? MLS? I can't thinkd of any other options for him.
Friday July 30, 2010 9:25 am
getting rejected by the 5th place finisher from Sweden has to be a low point right?
Friday July 30, 2010 9:22 am
this is unbelievable, it would seem the man can't sell himself with a side of flapjacks nowadays.
Friday July 30, 2010 9:07 am
NY Red Bulls are looking for an attacking midfielder....
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