Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Freddy Adu's European adventure begins
by Paul Kennedy, August 14th, 2007 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Freddy Adu will suit up for Portuguese club Benfica's first official match since it recently signed him from MLS.

The 18-year-old Adu will be available to come off the bench in Benfica's UEFA Champions League qualifying match against Denmark's FC Copenhagen on Tuesday at the Stadium of Light in Lisbon (TV: Setanta-PPV, live, 3:15 pm ET).

Only Monday, Manuel Fernandes was dropped from the squad for Tuesday's game after he returned to English club Everton. He was replaced by Argentine Andres Diaz.

Benfica's squad for the first leg includes such veteran Portuguese internationals as Petit and Rui Costa in midfield and Nuno Gomes in attack.

Nuno Gomes and Paraguayan striker Oscar Cardozo were declared fit for the game.

Adu is one of eight offseason acquisitions in the 19-player squad.

BENFICA ROSTER:
Goalies: Quim (Portugal), Hans-Jorg Butt (Germany).
Defenders: David Luiz (Brazil), Leo (Brazil), Luis Filipe (Portugal), Luisao (Brazil), Miguelito (Portugal), Nelson (Portugal).
Midfielders: Andres Diaz (Argentina), Freddy Adu (USA), Konstantinos Katsouranis (Greece), Nuno Assis (Portugal), Petit (Portugal), Rui Costa (Portugal).
Forwards: Gonzalo Bergessio (Argentina), Fabio Coentrao (Portugal), Pedro Mantorras (Angola), Nuno Gomes (Portugal), Oscar Cardozo (Paraguay).


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
D.C.'s Espindola shows off stuff, Timbers refuse to wilt    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Tuesday] D.C. United all but clinched a berth in the quarterfinals of the ...
What They're Saying: Johan Cruyff    
"No. Not much. We're both Dutch and that is always a [shared] basis. ... Van Gaal ...
Olympiakos does a lot of things right    
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Tuesday] Making it back to the UEFA Champions League final after coming tantalizingly ...
Sounders rally to snatch trophy from Union    
[OPEN CUP: Final] The Philadelphia Union had the home-crowd advantage, and scored first with a goal ...
New York City FC faces another tough stadium sell    
[MLS EXPANSION] More than a year after efforts to secure a site for a soccer-specific stadium ...
What They're Saying: Don Garber    
"Bruce has the opportunity to be our Tom Landry, our Pat Riley, and he continually puts ...
Orlando City keeps just six USL PRO players    
[MLS EXPANSION] Deposed USL PRO champion Orlando City moved quickly to get about the task of ...
Where to Watch European Soccer    
The new European club season has started up. Here are places Soccer America readers recommend where ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25    
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] UCLA remained No. 1 in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 rankings for a ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25    
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] After a week during which five of the top 10 teams lost, North Carolina ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives