The US soccer establishment has been agog with the news that we might finally see David Beckham land up on US shores to play for the LA Galaxy. The bigger news is that Freddy Adu is leaving soon for a two week training camp at Manchester United.
Adu hopes he can parlay this into a more permanent move to Old Trafford. The British media have caught on and are comparing him to Bobby Convey, who came across the pond 4 years ago and whose skills were not quite exploited till recently. Under Steve Coppell's tutelage, Convey has done wonders for Reading.
Adu's limitations have been the fodder for much discussion but as Ian Plenderleith puts it "Whether Adu remains the victim of media hyperbole, or whether he goes on to fulfil his undoubted potential, may depend on who coaches him next."