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2009-07-04 23:00:37

Robbie Rogers scored one goal and set up two more Saturday when the United States opened its Gold Cup campaign with a 4-0 win over Grenada. Freddie Adu opened the scoring in the eighth minute and Stuart Holden added a second goal before the break. Rogers scored in the 60th minute and Charlie Davies completed the scoring eight minutes later. The second game in group play for the United States is scheduled for Wednesday against Honduras, which beat Haiti 1-0 in its opening match Saturday.

2008-11-19 22:12:50

Freddy Adu scored his first international goal Wednesday as part of the United States' 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Guatemala. The Americans had already clinched a berth in the final round of qualifying, but the win allowed Team USA to complete an unbeaten six-game schedule in Group 1 of the preliminary round. The top two teams in each of the three groups advanced to the final round, which will be played over the course of 2009. Trinidad and Tobago, Honduras, Mexico, Costa Rica and El...

2006-08-14 20:53:15

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Freddy Adu methodically lines up five soccer balls during a post-practice competition with D.C. United team mate Alecko Eskandarian. Eskandarian has already banged home four of five balls from 25 metres out against United goalkeeper Troy Perkins and now it is down to Ghana-born Adu. He turns to Eskandarian and smiles. Eskandarian then watches in awe as Adu fires all five in succession past a bewildered Perkins, who looks skyward with his...

2006-08-10 02:47:53

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Spain's Real Madrid kicked off its pre-season tour of the United States with a 1-1 draw against leading Major League Soccer side D.C. United on Wednesday. A capacity crowd of 66,830 at Seattle's Quest Field saw DC United provide a stern test for the Primera Liga side, despite falling behind to an Antonio Cassano goal in the 22nd minute. The Italian's early near-post strike, finished neatly after he was found by Brazilian left back Roberto Carlos, was canceled out...

2006-01-23 03:26:38

By Joseph D'Hippolito SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Freddy Adu became the youngest player to compete for the United States in soccer on Sunday when he made his international debut during a 0-0 draw with Canada in a friendly. The 16-year-old received a rapturous welcome from the crowd of 6,077 at the University of San Diego's Torero Stadium when he replaced injured forward Eddie Johnson in the 81st minute. "I wasn't nervous," Adu said. "I've been waiting for it for a long time, and it...


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