Monday, August 13, 2007

Adu to make debut as a substitute in Tuesday qualifier...

Supporters of US soccer will get a chance to see what Adu will bring to the world stage as he will be on the bench for Benfica's Champions League qualifier against FC Copenhagen:

LISBON, Portugal: American teenage star Freddy Adu could make his debut for Benfica as a substitute in Tuesday's Champions League qualifier against FC Copenhagen.

Adu, who had been one of the highest-profile players in Major League Soccer, was among the 19 players named to the squad Monday for the first leg at the Stadium of Light.

Benfica coach Fernando Santos said the 18-year-old attacking midfielder will not start the match and will be on the bench.

"Adu has only had seven days of training, but he has enormous potential and he is available," Santos said. "But we have to be careful with him under these conditions."

Hopefully Adu can follow up on his excellent performance in the U-20 world cup.

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