Adu Takes Unfortunate Header on Golf Course

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Fore, Freddy! Fore!

Freddy Adu, former D.C. United phenom, was struck on the head by a golf ball while playing golf with his Real Salt Lake teammates Monday in the Salt Lake City area.

"It was a wayward drive," team spokesman John Koluder said. "He's fine. No marks. No bumps. He practiced fully."

RSL Coach Jason Kreis didn't know about it until a TV news crew told him, Koluder said.

Adu, 17, was traded to RSL from D.C. United before the 2007 season. The team, 0-2-3, will play tonight at Colorado. . . .

Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho was ordered to leave the bench 10 minutes from the end of visiting Chelsea's 0-0 tie with Manchester United yesterday in the English Premier League.

Having been forced to listen to Red Devils fans taunt him over their league title, Mourinho had to watch the last few minutes among the crowd after referee Graham Poll told him to leave for overreacting to a United foul. From his seat behind the bench, he then saw his players waste late chances.

The two clubs also will meet in the FA Cup final in London on May 19. With nothing at stake yesterday, Mourinho and Alex Ferguson rested several key players. . . .

U.S. goalkeeper Kasey Keller, 37, will leave the German club Borussia Moenchengladbach at the end of the season.

Manager Christian Ziege said the team will stick with plans for a generation change and play 25-year-old Christofer Heimeroth next season. . . .

AS Roma beat two-time defending champion Inter Milan, 6-2, in the first leg of the Italian Cup final. . . .

Sevilla reached the Spanish Copa del Rey final for the first time in 45 years with a 2-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna. It will play FC Barcelona or Getafe in the final on June 23.

-- From News Services

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