Welcome to a special Saturday edition of Timbers Tid Bits. In this weeks' news, the Philadelphia Union may be stuck with Freddy Adu, one writer looks at the problems with Generation Adidas, and Chivas USA signs three new players. (Guess where they're from. Go ahead, guess.)
Real Salt Lake signs GK Josh Saunders, MF Khari Stephenson
RSL say they were pleased and surprised that both players where available, having been released by their previous clubs.
Chivas USA add three players to roster
All three players where acquired from Chivas Guadalajara.
Source: Philadelphia finding it difficult to move Adu
Though a couple of Mexican clubs are reportedly interested in Freddy Adu, no one in MLS is interested unless they can basically get him for free.
MLS Notebook: Adu not biting and Quakes' injuries
Apparently Adu also has offers from South Korea and the Ukraine, but a source says his goal is Europe, again. (Maybe someone should let him know that the Ukraine is, in fact, in Europe.)
Villarreal's header lifts U.S. Under-20s to win vs. Costa Rica, will face Canada for place in World Cup
The U.S. U20s finished first in their group and they will face Canada on Tuesday.
MLS ’13: Is Generation Adidas Working?
Major League Soccer's Generation Adidas program has some flaws.