Union make Kléberson-Adu deal official

Union make Kléberson-Adu deal official

March 25, 2013, 11:15 pm
Share This Post

As expected, the Union announced that the club has acquired José Kléberson on loan from Esporte Clube Bahia, while reaching a contract termination by mutual consent with Freddy Adu.

The news was expected when coach John Hackworth discussed the deal on Wednesday and said he believed it was just a signature away from being finalized (see story).

“We’re excited to have a player with his kind of experience join an already talented roster,” Hackworth said in a statement released by the team. “Kléberson has had success at the world’s highest level of competition – both on a club and international level – and we hope he can add another dimension to our team.”

The 33-year-old midfielder has plenty of experience on the international level. He's played for his native Brazil in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, 2004 Copa América and 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. Kléberson also competed in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and has played 32 total games for Brazil.

Before parting ways with the Union, the 23-year-old Adu made 35 appearances and scored seven goals

“We would like to thank Freddy Adu for his service to the Union over the past two years and wish him the best of luck as he continues his career in Brazil,” Hackworth said.

The Union visit the New York Red Bulls on Saturday for a 3:30 p.m. match.