Freddy Adu's story a cautionary tale to consider when talking Julian Green

Freddy Adu's story a cautionary tale to consider when talking Julian Green

U.S. Men's National Team

Freddy Adu's story a cautionary tale to consider when talking Julian Green

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By IVES GALARCEP

It may have just been a coincidence, but the fact that Freddy Adu’s first public comments in months came out on the same day that Julian Green sent the U.S. Men’s National Team fan base buzzing by agreeing to train with the USMNT seemed to suggest that there was a lesson to be considered.

As Green’s profile grows despite him not actually playing much, and as we reach the decade-mark since Adu was the teenager American fans couldn’t get enough of, we should really consider Adu’s career and think about the lessons we can take away from it when it comes to Green and how we treat the 18-year-old Bayern Munich prospect.

In my recent Goal.com column, I looked at these two players, and what we could take away from Adu’s career that could put Green’s own standing into perspective.

Give the column a read and let me know what you think of the topic. Think too much hype is already being put on Green? See Adu being able to resurrect his career again? Hoping the day comes when we see Green and Adu on the national team together?

Share your thoughts below.

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