Philadelphia Union head coach John Hackworth took some time out from helping coach the MLS All-Star Team to address some internet rumors making the rounds that had the Union dealing Freddy Adu.
Adu's absence from Philadelphia's 2-0 loss to New York, and the Union's subsequent refusal to provide details as to why he was absent (saying only that it was an internal matter) helped spark some imaginations and led to the creation of some internet trade rumors, with the most popular being that the Union was going to trade Adu to FC Dallas for Brek Shea, who is out of favor in Dallas after a very public blow-up with head coach Schellas Hyndman.
"Lot of rumors, but nothing to it," Hackworth said on Monday. "Not trading Freddy. Nope. Not at all."
As for Philadelphia's potential interest in Shea, who was kept out of FC Dallas' 5-0 win against Portland last Saturday?
"Haven't even had a conversation or consideration in any way, shape or form," Hackworth said.