Adu video interview

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by Bigdog, Aug 28, 2002.

  1. Bigdog

    Bigdog New Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Gone Fishin'
  2. gnk

    gnk Member+

    Nov 1, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pretty neat. How'd you find it?
  3. Bigdog

    Bigdog New Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Gone Fishin'
    Someone over at US News board posted it.
  4. jeffmefun

    jeffmefun Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Quakeland, CA
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In addition to his skills, this kid has charisma - good words, smile, charm, etc.
  5. Mason16

    Mason16 Member

    Apr 11, 2001
    South Florida
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good find. Seems like a good kid.
  6. Broadway

    Broadway New Member

    Jan 26, 2000
    Great stuff. Seems very mature for his age, plus the dribbling skills don't hurt. Can't wait to see him develop.
  7. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Sporting Kansas City
  8. Quaker

    Quaker Member+

    FC Dallas
    Apr 19, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for the photos, Andy. Didn't realize Adu's a lefty. Hope he lives up to his potential.

    Might get crucified for saying this, but I thought a couple of the face shots bore a resemblance to Pele. Am I just dreaming?
  9. empennage

    empennage Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Phoenix, AZ
    The age controversy will still continue though. They said he was mature for his age, but didn't give it.

    Anyway, how come we can't get an American broadcast like this?
  10. davide

    davide Member

    Mar 1, 2001
    Adu was already on Nightline.
  11. cldiscodan

    cldiscodan New Member

    Feb 12, 2002
    His dribbling looked amazing; he's obviously very skilled. Its great to finally see him play. However, after looking at him, he looks older than 13. Maybe I'm wrong, but size is going to be an issue down the road for him. He may really be thirteen, but how much will he develop physically from this point?

    At worst, he's a Beasley type. Left-footed, small speedy wing player who can cause havoc. At best........
  12. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Have you seen him in person? Or are you basing this on the Japanese TV report?

    As for your last question...are you suggesting that the typical 13 year old (or even 16 year old) is finished growing?

    What species are you talking about?
  13. GersMan

    GersMan Member

    May 11, 2000
    You need glasses. For the 10,000th time. He is NOT BIG.

    I'm 5-8 and he's shorter than me. His technical skill is well beyond his age,no doubt, but when you talk to him, listen to his word usage, etc... (and his English is quite good so that's not it), that he's 13 is very believeable. The only thing about him that is out of context with his age is that he's brilliant on a soccer field.
  14. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer New Member

    Sep 3, 1999
    Sounds like he's been in the U.S. awhile. Doesn't seem like the type that would lie about age. Amazing skills.
  15. CG

    CG Member

    Jul 25, 2001
    Why would Japanese tv have an interest in an "unknown" US U17 player?
  16. Dan Roudebush

    Dan Roudebush New Member

    Mar 31, 1999
    In the early teens, generally between 13-15 growth can vary by as much as 24 months. + or -

    And additional growth can be experience as late as into the twenties (re: David Robinson at Navy)

    Anyone worried about the size of this kid is nuts whether he's 13 or 16.

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