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Adu does it again

Sierra Leone made things rough -- literally -- for Freddy Adu and the U.S. for nearly 90 minutes on Sunday. But Adu showed you can't hold him down forever. The 14-year-old phenom scored the game-winning goal in the 89th minute, lifting the U.S. to a 2-1 win and a quarterfinal berth at the U-17 World Championships.'s Grant Wahl says Adu isn't just showing his talent at the tournament, he's showing his toughness, too.

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Fourteen-year-old phenom Freddy Adu is being compared to the best to ever play the game.
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