The club currently topping the NASL combined table will be getting even stronger, as former United States international Freddy Adu is reportedly set to join the Tampa Bay Rowdies, after leaving Finnish side KuPS. Goal USA had the following to say about Adu:
Sources have confirmed to Goal USA that Adu is set to sign with the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League after weighing offers from multiple NASL teams. He is expected to complete his signing this weekend.
Sources close to Adu confirmed he will join the Rowdies and be reunited with coach Thomas Rongen, who coached him with the U.S. Under-20 national team at the 2007 Under-20 World Cup, where Adu starred for the Americans.
While Adu hasn't done anything to impress in Europe, he was a very serviceable player during his last spell in MLS. It would be hard to believe that he wouldn't be a useful asset to the Rowdies, especially given the close relationship between Adu and Tampa manager Thomas Rongen.
Regardless, it's nice to see the Rowdies pushing to strengthen an already impressive roster, even if that makes the Cosmos' task a bit more difficult.