Real Salt Lake is training in Fresno for its friendly against the local team, Fresno Fuego. Of course, Freddy Adu is there training with his teammates, but to the chagrin of Fresno Bee reporter Matt James, he won't be around when RSL faces the fourth-tier American club: on Thursday he'll be off to another training camp with the U-20 national team.
Woops, well there goes his story. Instead, James pipes on about the
fact that the kid celebrity is actually in town, and what a shame it is
that the folks in Fresno won't get a chance to see the league's
second-most famous player after David Beckham-both for the sake of
attendance and for the fact that not much happens in Fresno.
It's likely that Adu denied his interview request, given that James
speaks at length with Jason Kreis and Eddie Pope about what it's like
to play alongside the wunderkind, yet there's nothing from Freddy
himself. Meanwhile, not much is said about his soccer ability: James
instead issues missives about the pop-star girlfriend Freddy had and
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