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Luke DeCock: 12 years later, soccer prodigy Freddy Adu starts over

If there was ever any small part of Freddy Adu's imagination that envisioned playing at WakeMed Soccer Park, surely it was for the U.S. National Team, perhaps during one of its pre-tournament training camps in Cary, N.C. If not that, then surely for an MLS team visiting the Carolina RailHawks for a U.S. Open Cup match, or with some foreign team playing the RailHawks as part of a preseason American tour. Surely it was not against the RailHawks in an NASL league game, playing for the Tampa Bay Rowdies, his career in tatters at age 26. And yet the player who was once the most promising star in U.S. soccer, the first true American teen soccer prodigy, comes to Cary on Saturday night in...