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Freddy Adu, the most highly regarded teenager in U.S. soccer, signs with the MLS to play for D.C. United. The 14-year-old Adu's decision is a major coup for the soccer league, as he was vigorously recruited by elite European teams. Adu, a native of Ghana, plays with a style that has already drawn comparisons with soccer legend Pele. NPR's Robert Smith reports.



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