Freddy Adu won’t sign with Polish club after manager lashes out

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Earlier this week, Sandecja Nowy Sacz manager Radoslaw Mrockowski blasted his club and one of its trialists: former USMNT midfielder Freddy Adu.

The 28-year-old American may be desperate to find his next top-flight club after leaving the Tampa Bay Rowdies and going on trial with the Portland Timbers, but he’s not about to stick around where he’s not wanted.

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Mrockowski compared Adu to a old vacuum cleaner and branded his club “ridiculous” for personnel moves like the trial. He also called the player “Frank” Adu, and — like the rest of us — the player doesn’t think this is a good climate to reclaim his professional name.

Adu also thanked his fans for their support.

It’s easy to make light of Adu’s career, but we’re not sure there are too many players who deserve to be made a punching bag by a prospective coach just because he doesn’t agree with the managers above him.

Mrockowski led Sandecja to promotion to Poland’s top-flight, but we’ll be surprised if he lasts much longer in the gig.

In the meantime, Adu is off to again look for his 14th club.