"We all knew that Freddy was a talented kid and I felt that he was ready to wear the captain's armband and take on a leadership role with this team. I couldn't be happier with the way he has dealt
with these circumstances. He had a superb performance against Poland and today, beyond his skill he always showed his desire, his heart. Great players succeed at the highest level and today was a
great game for him, and he took the rest of the team with him today."
-- U.S. U-20 coach Thomas Rongen
after Freddy Adu
played on his second straight phenomenal game for the USA at the U-20 World Cup, leading it past Brazil, 2-1.