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Adu's first start lasts 45 minutes
October 13th, 2009 7AM



[AMERICANS ABROAD] Freddy Adu made his first league start for Portugal's Belenenses but the 20-year-old came off at halftime of a 1-0 loss to Nacional. Adu suffered a foul from Nacional's Bruno Patacas shortly before halftime that earned Patacas a yellow card and left Adu limping.

Adu played on the frontline and drew a free kick that Jose Pedro sent just high of the goal.

Since joing Belenenses on loan, Adu has appeared in one league game, as a 65th minute sub, and came off the bench in a domestic cup game.


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