“Freddy has fallen out of the scene a little bit. Typically, playing in the second division in Turkey doesn’t bring you back into the scene,” Bradley said. “We never thought (his) story was over. Now we will find out where it fits for right now.”
Adu is getting regular playing time and has scored three goals for Rizespor. But Bradley said a combination of factors convinced him to take another look at Adu, including what he hopes is a maturity that might have been missing in past years.
“We respect the fact that he made this move to go to a smaller club because he had to show people he was willing to do whatever to keep going,” Bradley said. “We’re looking forward to seeing how he’s handling things, a maturity, a way that tells us his experiences along the way have been measured and he understands that all of it needs to come together to move along, whether it’s with a club team or the national team.”
Goalkeepers: Tim Howard (Everton, England), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton, England), Nick Rimando (Salt Lake)
Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Etienne, France), Jonathan Bornstein (Tigres, Mexico), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover, Germany), Clarence Goodson (Brondby, Denmark), Eric Lichaj (Leeds, England), Oguchi Onyewu (Twente, Netherlands), Tim Ream (New York), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United, England)
Midfielders: Freddy Adu (Rizespor, Turkey), Michael Bradley (Aston Villa, England), Clint Dempsey (Fulham, England), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles), Maurice Edu (Rangers, Scotland), Benny Feilhaber (New England), Jermaine Jones (Blackburn, England), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht, Belgium), Robbie Rogers (Columbus)
Forwards: Juan Agudelo (New York), Jozy Altidore (Bursaspor, Turkey), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)
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