Freddy Adu Exits Philadelphia

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Freddy Adu Exits Philadelphia
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First, forget everything you know about Freddy Adu. Forget the Sierra Mist commercials and the Pele photo-ops and the "savior of American soccer" stigma. Forget that Adu signed with MLS at 14, that he was traded by D.C. United at 18 when it didn't work out, that he was sold by MLS to Benfica a year later with some measure of hope that Portugal would be where Adu would blossom in the best American soccer player ever. And forget that he didn't...

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