Freddy Adu first pick in MLS draft

14-Year-Old Phenom Set to Begin Professional Career in D.C.
CHARLOTTE, NC - With the first overall selection in today’s  2004 MLS SuperDraft  held at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, D.C. United obtained 14-year-old phenom  Freddy Adu . Adu will join the Black-and-Red in Bradenton, FL on February 9th as a part of the club’s preseason training schedule and will be available for selection in  United’s season opener , April 3, 2004 at  RFK Stadium . Kick-off for the match is set for 4:00 p.m. ET.

"I’m in awe of everything that has happened to me," said Adu. "Since I moved to this country, I’ve been a huge fan of D.C. United. That’s why I’m so excited to be a part of this organization and hope that I can help lead this team back to its winning ways."

Source: DC United The youngest player in modern professional team sports! Wow! I am not sure this will bring soccer to the masses in the states, but it should (I hope) give the sport a face and some much needed boost in popularity. I will surely have to get down to DC to see him play! I used to play soccer, from city rec. league up until middle school, then I had knee surgeries, that kind of slows ya down, ya know. I still love soccer though, it will be great seeing how Adu fairs.

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