Freddy Adu
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"Fredua Koranteng "Freddy" Adu" is a Ghanaian-born American association football/soccer player who last played for Serbian SuperLiga club FK Jagodina/Jagodina. Adu plays primarily as an attacking midfielder, but he is also used as a Midfielder#Winger/winger or Forward (association football)/forward.

At the age of 14, he became the youngest athlete ever to sign a professional contract in the United States, after he was selected by D.C. United in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft. On April 3, 2004, he became the youngest player to appear in a Major League Soccer (MLS) game when he came on as a substitute in a game against the San Jose Earthquakes. Two weeks later, on April 17, he became the youngest scorer in MLS history, scoring a goal in a 3–2 loss to the Red Bull New York/MetroStars.

From even before the time of his signing with D.C. United, Adu was spoken of and treated as the future of United States soccer; even being referred to as "the next Pelé".

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[? He's learning how to deal with rough patches.] We go through tough spells, and it's up to you to take something out of it, ... Some people take the good out of it, some people just fall off the radar. I've taken something good out of it, and I really feel like I'm knocking at the door right now.

I've been waiting for this moment for the longest time and it's finally here, ... I just want to get out there and play and have fun. After all, when I'm on the soccer field, that's when I'm at my happiest.

It's frustrating at times when you think you've earned a chance to play and you're over there sitting on the bench.

I'm shocked by the devastation, ... I'm hoping that this MLS auction in some small way may be of help in the recovery efforts.

He knows me, so he'll probably know what I'm up to, but I've matured a lot since I went pro.

I felt that was my best game as a pro, ... I'm not entirely satisfied with it because I made a lot of mistakes that I have to eliminate, and Peter will be the first person to tell me that on Monday.

It's frustrating at times when you think you've earned a chance to play on the field and you're over there sitting on the bench. That's not the kind of player I am, ... I'm the kind of player who wants to be out there on the field and needs to contribute every minute of every game.

Whenever you get the chance to represent your country in a World Cup, it's a great honor. It's a chance to show the world what you've got. I'm looking forward to it. I do wish, though, that I would be able to stay here and play with D.C. a little bit more, because this is an important stretch for us right now.

Yes. MLS has a chance. I want to play professional ball as soon as possible, and I want to be close to my family too. So that could play a key role in my decision.