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Video: Adu's Greek Arrival

Freddy Adu joins Aris on loan from Benfica:

By Steve Goff  |  January 8, 2010; 11:55 AM ET
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but will he play?

(I seem to remember a bit intro at Benfica as well.)

Posted by: nairbsod | January 8, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

*big (not bit)

Posted by: nairbsod | January 8, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Now we see why he went :-)
Hey, where is EJ's arrival?

Seriously, lets hope these two find themselves in Greece and emerge as the players we hope they still can be.

Posted by: BellusLudas | January 8, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Did Aris accidentally sign Gary Coleman instead? Geez Adu is short.

Posted by: DaninFL | January 8, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

at least Freddy will have an American running mate here which should help him settle in and perform...

Posted by: targetmedia | January 8, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

They're awfully excited about a 29 year old midget.

It's all Greek to me.....

But, seriously, folks...maybe Freddy will find himself there.

Posted by: fischy | January 8, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

I remember the same sort of thing when he arrived at Benfica. And he delivered at first, scoring a bunch of clutch goals. Then there was a coaching change, then another...it was a long winter and spring.

Then the Monaco and Belenenses disasters.

Folks forget he got off to a very promising start in Europe. And through Summer 2008 things looked good (great performances in friendlies with the national team and a terrific show against Holland in the Olympics). It's sad to see what's happened in the past two years. He's still a young guy, so all hope's not lost. Hell, if he can merely return to his form in Summer 2008 he could provide a very nice attacking spark off the bench this summer.

Posted by: DEFPOTEC1 | January 8, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDevil1 | January 8, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Was that the Baklavarra Brava greeting him?

Posted by: eadc | January 8, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the greeting Castillo got!

Posted by: boda-united | January 8, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

With Johnson and Adu together, if one sees a lot of minutes and the other doesn't, the other can't complain that the coach doesn't like Americans...

My other thought is, how long with this coach last?

Posted by: TCompton | January 8, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Wow RedDevil1. Thanks for posting that. So sad!

Posted by: rachel751 | January 8, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Baklavarra Brava -- I can't stop laughing at that.

Posted by: torrey151 | January 8, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Or maybe neither of them will play.

Posted by: Matte | January 8, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

His name fits nicely in their chants.

Posted by: PeteO1 | January 8, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the greeting Castillo got!

Posted by: boda-united | January 8, 2010 12:44 PM
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Nicely played.

I don't understand Greek, but I think they were chanting "Not in the 18! Not in the 18".....

Posted by: fischy | January 8, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

OT: Togo team bus attacked.

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=722453&sec=global&cc=5901

This is so incredibly stupid...you wonder how anyone could justify this action. Passion rules Reason once again...when will we grow up?

Posted by: BellusLudas | January 8, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Baklavarra Brava -- I can't stop laughing at that.

Posted by: torrey151

DITTO.

Posted by: DadRyan | January 8, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

OT: Togo team bus attacked.

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=722453&sec=global&cc=5901

This is so incredibly stupid...you wonder how anyone could justify this action. Passion rules Reason once again...when will we grow up?

Posted by: BellusLudas | January 8, 2010 1:09 PM |

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Maybe I'm misreading your comment, but this has nothing to do with the "Passion" of football. This was a terroristic attack by insurgents.

On the other hand, if you're referring to political passions overwhelming reason in producing warfare, I couldn't agree more. Swords into plowshares, and all that.

Posted by: fischy | January 8, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

well said, DEFPOTEC1.

+1

Posted by: troy6 | January 8, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

@BellusLudas: Any wonder Europeans clubs don't want to release their players for African competitions? What a mess! I wonder how this would affect the Nations Cup.

Posted by: tundey | January 8, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

It was a great greeting. I will prove again I am the best and on my way to CHELSEA.

Posted by: Freddy_ADU | January 8, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Wow...he's always looked tiny around other soccer players, but I didn't realize he'd look so tiny around a group of normal folk.
How short is he exactly?

Posted by: icehippo | January 8, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

if I'm not mistaken torrey151, the crowd at the Thessalonika airport to meet Adu is about twice the size as that at the Salt Lake airport that showed up to meet RSL upon winning MLS. If they're a joke, then we're twice as much of a joke

Posted by: alespar415 | January 9, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

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