Seems the United States might be actually good at spotting young talent. Young Freddy Adu at 15 has proven an influential contributing midfielder in his first professional season and earning his way on a Championship Final club. More significant is the club was a very poor performer for the past few seasons until the arrival of an influential coach and emergance of key players in the team this season. Mr. Adu played strongly and contributed importantly among full international professionals from Bolivia, New Zealand and USA in his team. Good fortune aligned for this team and they learned how to win and just kept going. So this is a tremendous breakthrough year for Mr. Adu. He was not "the" dominating player. But he was significantly influential at times with goals and assists, along with his teamates played their way into the championship game MLS Cup. He has really passed the baptism of a first year 15 year old professional!! His confidence and swagger earned by him and his teamates may cause him a leap in ability for next season. There is no better experience than winning your way to a Championship game for a professional player. Good, good, first year for Freddy Adu, New coach Novak and DC United.