Thursday, March 30, 2006

Adu to get his chance; Onyewu in racial attack scare

It looks like Freddy Adu might finally get some serious playing time with coach Peter Nowak saying, "The answer is up to him."

Now he's got his best chance yet. The departure of midfielder Dema Kovalenko during the off-season created a hole. Move some people around, tinker with the formation, and the vacancy moves to the left wing - an advanced midfield position where Adu can use his speed and skills to their best advantage.

Freddy is a very talented kid and I think he is at the point were he can be one of DC's go to guys. What does Adu think of his current situation?

"There's a lot less defensive responsibility. Peter's given me the freedom to move everywhere, but mostly he wants to me to keep wide so I can get the ball and go at people one-on-one because that's my greatest strength out there. It helps my game a lot better. I feel much more comfortable."

Could 2006 finally see the Freddy we have all been waiting for?

It much worse news, US defender Oguchi Onyewu found himself in the middle of a hostel environment, but it was not on the pitch. While leaving the Anderlecht versus Brugge match last weekend (he was there as a spectator, not a player), people started yelling racist insults at him and giving him the finger. The situation got worse when he got in his car and about 40 thugs surrounded the vehicle. They proceeded to hit and kick the car all while flicking him off.

Thankfully he was not injured, but sadly "numerous police officers were in the vicinity on security detail and had witnessed the incident without intervening."

Ultimate disgust all around.


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