With the recent pop up of the next Pele and soon to be superstar Freddy Adu, soccer fans across the United States and Canada looked him up again to see what the global phenom has been up to only to be surprised by his age.
"It's a cycle we see every couple of years," stated Southern Methodist University fellow and professor of Adu studies Derrick Smuthers.
"When Adu's name comes up, the first thing that many fans do is google his name and go to his Wikipedia page. They are then shocked at his age. They are then shocked at how many teams he has played for and it is at this point that they try to figure out what he has been doing the last year or two."
Wikipedia reports that when rumors surfaced of Adu trialing with the Portland Timbers that clicks on his page were up 1000%
Carla Sago of University Park, Dallas, TX was shocked to find that Freddy Adu is still only 27 years old as she expected him to be, "something like.. um.. 40 ... or something"
Sago even went so far as to post an update on her relatively unused twitter account stating, "Freddy Adu is only 27?" which in turn sent hundreds of followers scrambling to Wikipedia to verify that this was, in fact, true.
The Nutmeg News will have more on this when this happens again in two years as Adu becomes a trialist for a team in Cuba.