Adu is more like 26-27. Dude had no birth cirtificate. I remember him from my childhood. No way he is the age he says he is. Just like baseball players. These kids were born in 3rd world countries and the moms have no proof of their age.
He's 23. This is the biggest dead horse argument in US Soccer history. It's borderline "OBAMA IS A KENYAN" conspiracy. He physically matured in stature early, and stopped growing like any normal teenage boy. You could tell he was an awkward 14 year old just by the fact that his voice would crack during DC United interviews.
He never panned out because he was asked to do too much, too early in his career, rather than develop as a player in a professional academy setting.
He can only play one position well, a true #10. He isn't particularly fast, nor is he a great passer. He's incredibly weak. He can pull a few dribble tricks and occasionally create a decent scoring chance. There's a reason he warms the bench for a bad MLS team. He'll have a decent MLS career like a Danny Cruz or a Mike Magee.
This post was edited on 10/8 at 7:13 pm