LaxAttack wrote:nevzter wrote:Thanks for bringing up France '98, DCH - totally put that one out of my mind until now...so much hype around the squad before that WC failure as well. Less hype = '02, and look at that result.
Here are Reyna's comments - notice he doesn't mention Adu. However, JK's praise of Adu would lead me to believe he's headed for the senior team soon. As in the Gold Cup, he can be a great impact sub.
http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_i ... fying.html
I think Adu is a decent player who can do some good things with the ball at his feet, but he always seems to need time and space to do these great things and I don't know if he can do it on a consistent basis at the senior national team level. He also frustrates me at times when the ball is being passed around somewhat quickly, getting the defense moving around, then he receives the ball and slows down everything by doing step overs and other fakes at his defender, allowing the defense to catch up to the ball.
That said, he is the type of guy that does nothing for 89 minutes then makes that great pass that sparks something.
If my memory serves me correctly, Adu has always played well with the senior team, always had a positive impact of the game mostly with his passing, vision, and set pieces. This has been the case for years now. Youtube Freddy Adu vs Spain. With the U23s I was pretty disappointed in his play until the second half versus El Sal, and of course that goal vs. Cuba was a beauty. I never noticed he was so left footed before. For me the big criticism of Adu is that he has never made himself an important piece of his club team. He needs to do that with the Union. If he cant, I think that ultimately says something.