First of all, I'll be the first to admit that Adu has not lived up to expectations. OK, but let's step back...what were his expectations? Pele basically said he was his next prodigy. So Adu has not yet lived up to being Pele...right along with the entire USMNT. And whose fault is that? Adu's or the folks burdening him with stupid expectations? Point being, even if Adu is not Pele, he's good...very good. Good enough in fact to be getting looks from the USMNT (do we know better than Benfica?). I know that many folks think its Bradely and nepotism (his desire to play Michael), but I wonder if its not deeper than that. Maybe it's the hierarchy thing we find uniquely in America? People resent youthful arrogance and instead prefer humble patience...ie, that Adu should wait his turn behind the veterans. Whatever the case, I personally believe that the longer we sit on a talent like Adu who could very easily play for Ghana, the more likely we'll lose him. I don't know how many more USMNT camps we can afford to ignore this guy. Adu will be 20-21 come 2010 when the world cup hits. To the extent that we want him helping us in the fight at a prime age, we have to get him in the mix now. Your thoughts?