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
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:
(Argentina), Freddy Adu (USA), Konstantinos Katsouranis (Greece), Nuno Assis (Portugal), Petit (Portugal), Rui Costa (Portugal). Forwards:
Bergessio (Argentina), Fabio Coentrao (Portugal), Pedro Mantorras (Angola), Nuno Gomes (Portugal), Oscar Cardozo (Paraguay).