The United States had never seen a young soccer phenomenon like Freddy Adu. As a young boy in the African country of Ghana, he learned to play with a soccer ball and make amazing fakes and tricks look easy. When he was eleven, he was scoring against thirteen and fourteen-year-olds. When he was fourteen, he was a star on the Under-17 U.S. boys soccer team. Soon after he graduated from high school and became a professional soccer player drawing huge crowds to soccer stadiums all over the U.S.