Freddy Adu was once the brightest star in soccer, not just in America but in the world. He was a saucy little minx, outwitting defenders and attracting suitors such as Manchester United and Inter Milan. He agreed to a five-year deal with D.C. United, delaying inevitable international stardom. He was the savior. But, six years later, his career has gone awry. He can’t get a game in Portugal, and he’s an afterthought for the U.S. National Team. He is drawing comparisons to Benjamin Button. What happened?
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