11.18.2003

Freddy Signs with DC United!

14 year-old Freddy Abu signed a 4 year deal (with a extra two year option) with MLS team DC United. This deal makes Freddy both the highest-paid and youngest member in the league. Damn! Can you imagine being 14 and playing pro soccer? With guys like twice yr age? And getting mad cash for it?
In one way the signing is good for United Statesian soccer. I'd love to see the US's game get to the level where the rest of the world would have to take us seriously. I think we should invest in the local talent rather than shipping them off to Europe, only to get them back at the end of their careers. If Freddy's got someone looking out for him and he doesn't pull a Capriati, this could be the beginning of some exiciting times indeedy...

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