Freddy Adu, midfielder
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Rise: Thought to be America's next big soccer star and the second coming of Pele, he signed a pro contract at 14 and played in his first MLS game at 14.
Fall: He floated among D.C. United, Real Salt Lake, Benfica and Philadelphia Union, with little to note from any of those teams.
The latest: He plays for the Brazilian club Bahia.