REPORT: Freddy Adu Heading To NASL’s Tampa Bay

Freddy_Adu_20110622Freddy Adu appears to be headed back the United States to ply his trade on the pitch.

Goal.com on Friday reported that Adu is close to signing a deal with Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League. On Tuesday, Adu took to his Twitter account to announce that he was exercising his option to leave Finnish club Kuopion Palloseura.

Adu’s Twitter account has been largely quiet since announcing his departure from Finland. One of the only posts to his account was a retweet from Tampa head coach Thomas Rongen.

There has been no official announced from Tampa Bay.

If the report proves true, Adu would reunite with Rongen. The two were together when Rongen coached and Adu played for the U.S. U20 national team at the 2007 U20 World Cup.

Once seen as the next U.S. soccer super star, Adu’s career over the past decade has seen him play for a number of clubs domestically and internationally.

Drafted in 2004 at the age of 14 by D.C. United, he made his professional debut that spring and would later score his first goal in a 3-2 loss to the New York MetroStars.

Since his debut, 11 years ago, Adu has played for 10 teams in eight countries: U.S., Portugal, France, Greece, Turkey, Brazil, Serbia and Finland.