Freddy Goes Camping

It's the day many US Soccer fans have been waiting for with eagerness and bit of anxiety for the last 2 years. Freddy Adu has been called into the US Men's National Team camp by coach Bruce Arena. Arena said Tuesday at a soccer symposium that he plans to observe Adu during the team's first training camp of 2006, which starts Jan. 4 in Los Angeles. Giving the depth of the U.S. player pool, Adu would appear to have only a longshot chance of being on the roster for the World Cup, which starts June 9. In separate news, US Soccer confirmed that additional friendlies are being planned for the US National team this winter. In addition to the Jan 29th friendly against Norway in the Home Depot Center, the US will face Canada on Jan 22th at a West Coast site yet to be determined and Japan on Feb. 10th in San Francisco (venue not yet announced).