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Freddy Adu signs 1-year contract with Finnish club

March 29, 2015

HELSINKI (AP) — Former U.S. international Freddy Adu has signed a one-year contract with Finnish club Kuopion Palloseura.

The club said on its website that the 25-year-old midfielder still has to pass a medical exam before the deal is finalized, and did not disclose financial details.

The Finnish team becomes the 11th of Adu’s career, as he has struggled to live up to expectations since making his debut at age 14 for D.C. United in 2004, the youngest player in Major League Soccer history. He was traded to Real Salt Lake in December 2006, sold to Benfica in July 2007, then loaned out to four different European clubs in four years.

He last played for Serbian club Jagodina on a six-month contract that expired in December.

The Finnish league season starts April 12.

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