Freddy Adu: 5 Reasons to Believe He Can Still Be a Big Star

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Freddy Adu: 5 Reasons to Believe He Can Still Be a Big Star
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The boo-birds flew the coop almost before it was over.

In the aftermath of the United States' elimination from Olympic soccer contention, Freddy Adu earned his customary share of the blame.

Adu's performance was pedestrian, according to one prominent American pundit. Adu's performance was dubbed "humdrum" by another.

Fair enough. Opinions are opinions, and here's another.

Freddy Adu can still become a star.

Adu has enough talent. Few would disagree. The problem has always been consistency. It's dogged him for years and lingers even when he plays well—as he did, regardless of what some might say, for the US in an otherwise forgettable Olympic qualifying tournament.

So the question—unlikely as it is for us to be asking this of a 22-year-old—remains the same. Can Adu ever become the star he was always supposed to be?

Here are five reasons why he can.

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