He has 17 caps for the United States, earned between 2006-11.
That’s the best way to describe the level of ridiculous hype that surrounded Adu when he began his professional career a dozen years ago at the age of 14. It wasn’t my choice or decision to be compared to Pele when I came into the league.” Don’t go feeling sorry for Adu just yet, though.
An MLS-driven marketing machine proclaimed him a soccer savior, and the magazine covers and TV commercials alongside Pele helped make him a household name before he ever became a professional starter. While he never asked to be compared to the Brazilian legend, what Adu can do is finally accept the blame for how he has handled his career.
Fabulous Freddy Adu has gone from soccer prodigy to soccer superstar while playing for DC United of Major League Soccer.
Kidzworld checks out the teenage soccer star who's been dating Jo Jo and getting ready to kick off the 2006 MLS season with DC United.
I think as parents we felt like failures," she told Kelly.
"Here we tried to raise our kids to do what's right, to know what's right.He may also play for the United States at the 2006 World Cup of soccer in Germany in June.Besides playing on the international soccer stage, Freddy Adu has become one of the biggest names in Major League Soccer.Read More: Robbie Earle - Port Vale's numbers game was all wrong He has defended himself on twitter after he was criticised for not leaving recruitment to the manager.Freddy Adu was supposed to be Lionel Messi before there was a Lionel Messi.At the age of 14, he became one of the youngest athletes to sign a professional contract in the United States, after he was selected by D.