Yeah one of the most overrated players I have seen in my life. The best choice for him was to make a quick carreer stop in Holland first.Since So Many world star players have been plucked out of here XD America ruined this boy, he's the best play maker to put on red white and blue.please don't argue with me if you are an American born and haven't played soccer at a high level.
He has skills and flair but he is ineffective, those advantages do not translate into goals. He didn't work his skills the right way and at the right time. His tactical limitations are obvious, his biggest mistake was not leaving the MLS as soon as he became well known, he's also unfortunate to have come through 6 years too early in American ''soccer'' where talents like his aren't given a free role at the top of the team. When he left the Union in 2012, Adu’s salary with guaranteed compensation was listed as 9,000.Right now, following his struggles overseas, he’d be lucky to pick up a quarter of that.At the age of fourteen, Adu became the youngest American athlete in over 100 years to sign a major league pro contract in any team sport when he was chosen by D. United as the number one overall pick in the 2004 MLS Super Draft. United, Adu effectively became the first player selected in that draft, two months before it officially took place. On April 3, Adu came on in United's first game of the 2004 season against the San Jose Earthquakes as a second-half substitute, making him the youngest player to appear in United States professional sports since 1887 (the next youngest was fifteen year old Joe Nuxhall, who played Major League Baseball in Cincinnati in 1944).He won the MLS Cup title with them later that same year. On April 17, at the age of fourteen, Adu scored his first professional goal in the 75th minute of a 3–2 away loss against the Metro Stars.