Has there been a more JUST story in the history of sports?
>Age 14: Dubbed the next Pele
>Age 26: Nightclub promoter
It's almost impossible to tell how good players will be at 14. Most of the flashy hyped players end up doing nothing - the difference here is the clueless american media made it out that this was the first time it's ever happened
If only that was the worst.
and Zizzo and Rogers.
Adu legitimately had the best first touch/dribble/1v1 skills of anyone the US has produced. V good shot/passing as well. Dude just stopped growing and started playing like a 40 year old Ronaldinho.
nice little trick t.b.h.
This is exactly why he got fucked. He was literally shilling shit in ads when he was a teenager. For athletes in other American sports this is more typical but not soccer unless your advertising for your team. Probably got to his head and messed him up
>Has there been a more JUST story in the history of sports?
>Age 19: Dubbed the new Ricky Ponting
>Age 26: Dead
Blast from the past AND ebin trips
She's only 25...
Do you lads think MLS now has the youth structure to develop talent like a young adu? It should have been completely obvious he wasn't going to amount to much getting thrown out there at 15 with the MetroStars, but what about today?
the bigsoccer thread Adu vs Messi is pretty hilarious
>Freddy Looked like a young Ronaldinho out there at times. Great setups, & drew many fouls & a PK
>Freddy is starting to show his potential, and I think in 2 years he will be better than Messi is today, and he could play for a top club
>>Age 14: Dubbed the next Pele
By who, by americans? Irrelevant football opinion tbqphwymdf
What happened to her? I remember like 2 songs and then she literally vanished.
I read that thread and honestly it was a reasonable analysis from that game they talked about. Everyone mostly agreed that Messi was the better of the two at the time. It was exciting to see a player like Adu since >we never had a Ronaldinho type player play like that. In retrospect, it's not that cringey. Even the brits >>65088625 fell for the Adu meme
>light skinned mother and father
>dark skinned son
>was GOAT, everyone said it was only a matter of time until he had he most majors
i mean, i actually feel bad for a guy that cheated on his wife with porn stars and got paid millions for years
Africans pretending to be younger than they actually are is quite common in u20 teams . It was probably the case here. Also if the hype had have some substance big clubs would have been interested ( he was american that's a huge market) . My guess is that they already knew he was going to be a flop
It has like six Adam's Apples. There's a fucking alien in it's throat controlling it at the brain stem.
That thing legit needs to be killed before it spreads and impregnates us all.
>Africans pretending to be younger than they actually are is quite common in u20 teams
Also common among "refugees" pic rleated
Don't talk shit about Adnan-sama
and he crawled out of Kosovo
No, but the usual signs are there.
>stopped growing at a very young age
>hyped up talent, who stopped developing far earlier than he should have done
>born in an African country, where they frequently pull that shit
>apparently years ahead of his classmates in school too
So he was either a genius, on top of being a great football talent. Or lying about his age.
Why must all bongoloid stories have a "not my fault" picture of those involved.
>no mention of Gazza
JUST FUCK MY SHIT UP
>what about today
Fuck no. The american yoof system is only good for popular sports like basketball and football, mainly because you just have to be lucky enough to be physically gifted. Soccer will never get popular so it will never get good. Until MLS teams actually invest in youth, America will never be great.
Why doesn't he just go to the Eredivisie? Hell, even Pelle managed to revive his career here
Freddy, if you read this, come to our shit league. We'll give you a life supply of stroopwafels if you sign for AZ
This dude got hype because of a YouTube video, dubbed the next Ronaldinho cause of his seal dribble, now he plays in a 4th Tier Brazilian side
I remember hearing about him like in 2004 or 2005 but i was in the States and the hype was like nothing i've ever seen.
Thought the nigga was like 20 something since like the beginning though, it was just too obvious to anyone who didn't buy into the Nike propaganda and actually watched football.