Article abstract

Article assignment The article, ‘ Much adieu about Freddy: Freddy Adu and attendance in major league soccer,’ was ed by DeSchriver Timothy. The Journal of Human Kinetics published it in the year 2007.
The researcher does not communicate, directly, the research questions that they wish to explore. This can however be derived from the article’s title and its abstract that explains its scope. The implied research question is, ‘ is there a significant relationship between Freddy Adu’s feature in a game and spectators’ attendance?’
Research methods involved collection of data that related to Major League Soccer and its players in the 2004 season. Data that related to the club’s 30 games were obtained from the club’s website and included the number of participants who attended each game and corresponding factors such as weather conditions during the matches, day of play, involved stars and the points garnered by the team. Attendance in a match is the dependent variable while AduRoad is the independent variable (DeSchriver 438- 444).
The researcher concludes that a significant relationship existed between the number of spectators that attended a game and the presence of Freddy Adu. He further notes that the player’s signing was advantageous to the club in the short run because additional revenues that were generated from his presence could pay his annual wage and recover his six-year contract expense. The paper makes a significant contribution to an objective understanding players’ financial significance to a club’s financial status. It forms a basis for a determining player’s remunerations and transfer fees. The researcher succeeds in communicating his results in a clear and precise manner but the article can be criticized for failing to include its ethical scope. This is particularly because of its ability generate wage raw between clubs and their players (DeSchriver 438- 451).
Works cited
DeSchriver, Timothy. “ Much adieu about Freddy: Freddy Adu and attendance in major league soccer.” Journal of Sports Management, 21 (2007): 438- 451.