[AMERICANS ABROAD] Freddy Adu is in Switzerland for a tryout with Swiss club FC Sion following the latest setback in his European career. The 21-year-old American no longer fits in the plans of Argentine coach Hector Cuper at Greek club Aris, his fourth club since moving to Europe three years ago.
FC Sion Sportchef Fredy Chassot confirmed that Adu is in Switzerland.
Adu arrived at Aris in January on loan from Benfica after a loan spell at Belenenses last fall did not pan out. Cuper hoped Adu would be the answer on the left wing, but the American scored only one goal and played sparingly.
He wasn't included in Aris' squad for its preseason camp in Austria. Aris opens its season Thursday at Jagiellonia Białystok in the Europa League.
Benfica signed Adu from Real Salt Lake following the 2007 Under-20 World Cup. In his first season in Lisbon and second year on loan at French club Monaco, his playing time dwindled quickly.
YEAR TEAM GP G
2004 D.C. United 30-5
2005 D.C. United 25-4
2006 D.C. United 32-2
2007 Real Salt Lake 11-1
2007-08 Benfica 11-2
2008-09 Monaco 9-0
2009-10 Belenenses 3-0
2010 Aris 9-1