SBI posted yesterday that Portuguese side Benfica is interested in Adu. The MLS reportedly wants $7.5M. After watching him at the U-20 World Cup, I am excited for Adu to get a chance overseas. I think that getting out of the MLS is a good move for him because of the constant pressure he gets from the media and fans here. Is $7.5M too much?
The original news came from Steve Goff at the Washington Post. In the same post by Steve, he drops the bomb that Ballack wants to play for the Galaxy after 2010. Ballack must have missed the pathetic display that was Beckham's debut this past weekend. I was really pissed at ESPN - the coverage was ridiculous. They made no effort to talk about Chelsea and spent way too much time on such tripe as Beckham's ankle cam and interviews with celebrities who were attending their first soccer game. Ugh. I enjoyed watching it out of some sick rubbernecking perspective though. If it wasn't for the media's inability to focus on the important topics (like who else is playing in the game they are showing), Beckham's move to the US would probably be a good thing.