Adu makes surprise return to U.S. soccer team for Gold Cup

MIAMI (Reuters) - United States coach Bob Bradley has recalled forward Freddy Adu, naming the former 'gold boy' of American soccer, in the 23-man squad for next month's CONCACAF Gold Cup and the June 4 friendly against world champions Spain.

Adu's recall is a surprise as he is currently playing for Caykur Rizespor in the Turkish second division after a series of disappointing loan spells and has not played for the national team since 2009.

There is no place in the team for Sporting Kansas City striker Teal Bunbury in a squad which is largely based around European players.

New York Red Bulls' 18-year-old striker Juan Agudelo was selected after scoring twice in his four appearances for the national side so far.

The U.S. face Spain in Boston on June 4 and then open their Gold Cup Group C campaign against Canada in Detroit on June 7.

Bradley's team then go on to face Panama in Tampa and Guadeloupe in Kansas City.


Goalkeepers: Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Etienne), Jonathan Bornstein (UANL Tigres), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Eric Lichaj (Leeds), Oguchi Onyewu (Twente), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)

Midfielders: Freddy Adu (Rizespor), Michael Bradley (Aston Villa), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Glasgow Rangers), Benny Feilhaber (New England Revolution), Jermaine Jones (Blackburn Rovers), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew).

Forwards: Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Jozy Altidore (Bursaspor), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

(Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Julian Linden)