The soccer star who flamed out:Freddy Adu was the phenom who was supposed to save American soccer from irrelevance. At age 14, in 2004, he signed a $1 million Nike deal. He did a "Got Milk?" ad. He was on the cover ofTimemagazine. As a player, though, Adu's career didn't work out as everyone expected. He was supposed to be the next Pele. Instead he became a vagabond, traveling the world in search of a team where he could thrive. He never found it. This is a great story about what happens when the hype comes before it’s deserved.(ESPN) "He couldn't cope with it. He believed what he was reading. He believed he was worth all the money he was being paid."