My understanding is that Freddy is contracted to MLS (and the league ultimately controls all contracts, unlike most sports...at least for now) through the end of next year, BUT "well-placed sources" all say that if some big team from across the pond comes offering to pony up some major cake for His Freddiness, he's pretty much gone. Given that Chelsea (Chelski) recently paid something on the order of 58 million pounds (whatever that is these days...over 100 million bucks, anyways) to AC Milan to transfer the Ukrainian star Andriy Shevschenko (not including his actual salary of something on the order of 2+ million dollars a month), the sums involved in a potential Freddy trade coule be potentially quite scary. Considering that DC United's awesome goaltender, Troy Perkins, got paid something like 29,000 dollars last year, there is a clearly a vast gulf between the bucks here and the bucks 'over there.' Adu made something like 600,000 dollars this year, which is peanuts by the standards of most big pro sports, but which is big money in MLS. As a fan, I hope he stays another year, but...?? But regardless, he will ultimately go play for some big European club soon, and will hopefully play for the U.S. national team in the 2010 World Cup.