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At 14, Freddy Adu was a world soccer phenom, touted by scouts as the next Pele and America's first genuine superstar in the sport. Six years after making his professional debut in MLS with D.C. United, Adu is a struggling journeyman pro who's played for six teams in six years and has yet to feature regularly for the U.S. national team. He's currently with Aris in Greece, his fourth European team in the last three years and has yet to cement a regular starting spot. Scouts cite his technical skills, but also his lack of tactical knowledge. The question is, will Adu ever live up to his potential and become one of the world's best players, or even the best player in U.S. history? Will he even make the 2010 World Cup roster for the U.S.? Where has it all gone wrong? Join in the debate below.

 
May 20, 2012  10:51 PM ET

The Detroit Lions should pick this kid up at RB!

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