Freddy Adu talking about his turbulent soccer career

It’s a damn shame how Freddy Adu’s career panned out. He was destined for greatness and he was arguably exploited early on, to the point he crashed and burned way too soon. In the above interview with Charlie Davies on CBS Sports’s Morning Footy, he spoke candidly about that career and where he felt it went wrong.

I appreciate he can talk honestly about things and without a deep regret. I also think the clubs and corporations who took him in and effectively threw him out contributed a lot to how things went. Yeah, maybe he was arrogant in his early years but who wouldn’t be when you’re playing at an international level in your teens and you’re signed by Nike? Who could possibly step to you at that point?

Regardless, he’s here now and I’m glad he’s doing well.

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