Freddy Adu earns first start for Bahia
Former teenage sensation Freddy Adu has finally made his first start for Bahia since making his loan move from Philadelphia Union in April.
The US midfielder put in a positive performance as Bahia drew 0-0 with Portuguesa to go through 2-1 on aggregate to the Round of 16 phase of the Copa Sudamericana.
The 24-year-old American left the field to applause in the 70th minute after appearing to go down with a cramp.
In a game played mainly in the midfield and with both teams fielding reserve lineups with one eye on this Saturday’s clash in the Brasileirão
Adu was somewhat of a spark for Bahia, though neither side created many opportunities in a goalless draw.