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Nouble is a rare soccer prospect

Updated: January 3, 2009, 12:38 PM ET
By Sheldon Shealer | ESPNRISE.com

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- A U.S. club coach took one look at Frank Nouble and said, "If he grew up in the States, he'd be a football prospect or basketball player. We just don't get guys like him playing soccer."

Nouble, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound 17-year-old, is a man-child on the soccer field and is being touted as the next rising star in the Chelsea (England) youth program.

Nouble scored four goals in four matches last week at the Disney Soccer Showcase, at which the English ...

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