But, as they say, anything can happen in the game of football. And now the once famous star returns to Tampa Bay Rowdies, a club associated with Northern America Soccer league; a failed prodigy donning the jersey.This will shockingly be Adu’s thirteenth club, having failed to get a contract in various clubs all around Europe.But still, the fan base Adu has will shock many people.
Nonetheless, when Instagram had photos of him unveiled in his new club’s jersey- no one really cared if he reduced his age or not. From dating American singer Jo Jo to failing to impress in a trial at second tier club Blackpool, Adu has seen and lived it all.
Yet, when we remember his performance at the Gold Cup and Olympics, there is no doubt that he is extremely talented. Adu and former girlfriend Jo Jo still are said to be good friends.
And as he begins his MLS campaign, there is no doubt that, should he perform mediocre, fans will not at all be disappointed.
Any expectation from him by the US soccer national team has long gone away.
How much he regrets this decision is not known, but Adu’s professional career gives us at least one key lesson – should a youngster be pressurized with too much hope, the sheer requirement to fulfill those expectations will hinder the very growth of the individual.
Even if Adu had been signed up by a mediocre European club, unless he could have been as great as the American version of “Pele” or a top scorer in the league, he would still be criticized for failing to live up to the expectations of the world.
No one can forget that he declined a professional contract with Inter Milan when he was fourteen years of age.
Milan was readying for a 1 million move, but Adu instead opted to play as a regular in the Major League Soccer.
She has been in six celebrity relationships averaging approximately 1.8 years each.