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06th Jun 2018

Freddy Adu has just scored his first goal in three years

Freddy is back in the game

Wayne Farry

There’s still time

We all know the cautionary tale of Freddy Adu, the Icarus of football wunderkinds who flew too close to the football sun before falling to the football ground in a fiery football mess.

The 29-year-old (YES, 29!) has played for a variety of teams throughout his career, from DC United and Benfica to KuPS and the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

He now plays his football for Las Vegas Lights in the United Soccer League, the league directly below Major League Soccer (MLS) and while it is a world away from the days when he had a two week trial at Manchester United, but it’s still football.

Now while Adu has never struggled to find a club, he had before this month been finding goals very hard to come by.

Thankfully, that all changed on Sunday during his side’s 4-1 USL victory against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.

The eternal moment came in the 46th minute as Adu waited patiently for the ball to drop somewhere, anywhere, near him. Drop it did and with a slight scuff he did it. He scored a goal to break a three-year long duck.

Congratulations Freddy, long may it continue.