Connolly from MLSnet: http://www.mlsnet.com/MLS/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20060102&content_id=49872&vkey=news_mls&fext=.jsp Fulfilled potential by Freddy Adu. Is this the year he explodes? Personally, I think the best thing for him is to NOT make the World Cup team. He needs another full year of professional soccer. Last year, he missed out by playing abroad with the U-20s and having a late-season fallout with the team. If and that's a big "IF" Freddy makes the WC squad, do you think that would hinder or help his play in MLS with DCU? Connelly thinks it would be best if he did not. While I would love to see Freddy on the WC roster, I find myself reluctantly agreeing with Connolly. I think this camp could do Freddy some good, but I think making the WC roster could have the danger of Freezing Adu's development. I'd like to see a hungry Adu this season, rather than, an Adu who found that his past level of performance was good enough to get him to the WC, when we know he has potential to do much more. I want to see more than a little flash of brilliance here and there. Adu must dedicate himself to be a great player week in and week out. I wonder if he'll have that drive if he knows he can get to the WC without having to perform up to that standard? Anyway, it's all speculation, but heck, it's the off-season. What do you think?