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Freddy Adu was the Next Big Thing

Updated: May 13, 2010, 12:46 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

Has it only been six years? It feels like so much longer. In early 2004, I stood on the sidelines of a sun-kissed soccer pitch in Bradenton, Fla., watching Freddy Adu make his unofficial D.C. United debut in a scrimmage against the U.S. national team. As far as I remember, his performance was unremarkable; on the other hand, Adu was 14 years old. Which is why Leslie Stahl of "60 Minutes" was there -- gamely pretending to know something about soccer -- and why every Adu pass and ball feint ...

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