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Right Said Fred

Just for the fact that he appeared in this ridiculous commercial in Australia, Brazilian recruit Fred has got to play for D.C. United.

Courtesy of spidergoose's posting at the message boards...

By Steve Goff  |  March 6, 2007; 3:18 PM ET
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Ho. Lee. Crap.
I like he went sockless - We don't need a guy who needs the sock. The sock-needing guys play for the New Jersey team :-)

Posted by: Lonnie | March 6, 2007 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I think you just ruined Steinberg's day by beating him to posting this.

Posted by: goose | March 6, 2007 3:30 PM | Report abuse

You have warped my fragile little mind.

Posted by: Brian | March 6, 2007 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Steinberg is on paternity leave!

Posted by: Goff | March 6, 2007 3:51 PM | Report abuse

This commercial is going to be even better when it is performed by Gomez and Emilio's interpreters, with Francisco Tobar as the sexy nurse.

Posted by: Logan Circle | March 6, 2007 4:03 PM | Report abuse

for someone who does urine testing for drugs, the idea of putting urine on a slide and then looking at it through a microscope is quite disgusting. Guess that's why no one in the A-League ever tests positive.

Glad to see the guy has a sense of huror though, and speaks a little bit of English. Wonder if the other players will be able to understand the Australian accent?

Posted by: DCUinCT | March 6, 2007 4:13 PM | Report abuse

"Steinberg is on paternity leave!"

Tell HIM that! The workaholic posted something earlier today.

Posted by: Juan-John | March 6, 2007 4:27 PM | Report abuse

This from my friend that follows Melbourne:

Very good player for Melbourne. High work rate, great passing and certainly an attacking style of midfielder. Played through the centre for Melbourne but given his ability could go wide. Only concern is that he may not have electric pace to get around the full backs if he is out there.

Posted by: RB | March 6, 2007 5:27 PM | Report abuse

RB, your friend hasn't seen MLS full backs, has he.

Posted by: Electric pace | March 6, 2007 6:37 PM | Report abuse


Oh my . . . he's going to have a horrendous time in the locker room with Boz and the rest of them. I hope he got paid lots of money for that ad.

Posted by: delantero | March 6, 2007 6:38 PM | Report abuse

It may be a ridiculous ad but Fred had a fantastic season for Melbourne Victory in the A league here in Australia. One of three Brazilians signed for the second season of the A League, Fred was the only one who made a real impact. A great touch, good vision and a excellent work rate made him very difficult to contain.

The season was rounded off with a 6-0 victory against Adelaide United in the Grand Final in front of 55,436 fans in Melbourne. Fred assisted 4 of Archie Thompson's 5 goals.

Posted by: Dave | March 6, 2007 6:48 PM | Report abuse

My friend hasn't matched much or any MLS -- so I imagine he's somewhat overestimating the speed of MLS defenders (though some are quick). Still, it probably means Fred wouldn't be one to just sprint down the sideline and cross the ball -- I'd imagine him linking up with Gomez more and playing through the middle than a a lennon-type player.

Posted by: RB | March 6, 2007 8:53 PM | Report abuse

If Fred is so good, why is he going to MLS? He should be in Europe

Posted by: Boom | March 6, 2007 10:57 PM | Report abuse

maybe the A-league is even less respected in international circles than MLS? is that possible? :)

Posted by: jeremy | March 6, 2007 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Looks like he'd do at right midfield:

Posted by: RB | March 7, 2007 12:37 AM | Report abuse

RU kidding? The A-league is 10X more relevant in Austrailia than the MLS is in America, even though they have only been around for 3 or so years.

My guess is Fred coming here cuz he wants break Beckhams other knee in a game ;)

Posted by: Boom | March 7, 2007 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Does this guy have any national team caps? "Fred" rings a bell or two.

Posted by: plc | March 7, 2007 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Wrong Fred.

"Other Fred" recently appeared versus explanation for familiarity, perhaps?

Posted by: Jared | March 7, 2007 10:56 AM | Report abuse

maybe we should give him no. 9 and start calling him 'Freddy'? And then we could trade him to RSL for a first round draft pick and a major allocation.

Posted by: Diego R. | March 8, 2007 9:19 AM | Report abuse

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