No fear factor

April 1, 2004
By Marc Connolly
When Freddy Adu first stepped onto the field with the Under-20 National Team last October, his teammates saw what he was all about the first time he touched the ball in an intra-squad scrimmage.

Rather than keep it simple with an easy square pass or by playing a conservative ball back to a midfielder while he assimilated himself to a higher level of competition, the 14-year-old sensation took off, as he always does, running at the defense. Before the other team knew what hit them, Adu ...

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