The following year Freddy was traded along with the team’s goalkeeper to Real Salt Lake.
Meantime, he was the captain of the U-20 United States men’s national team in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, making an impressive showing after which his rights were secured by Benfica, Portugal.
Adu’s family moved to Rockville, Maryland when he was eight years old where he enrolled at Sequoyah Elementary School.
Soon after, he was noticed by a local soccer coach and began to play football.
Adu also attended The Heights School for several years.
By the time he turned 14, Freddy had become the youngest American ever to sign a professional contract in a major league in any team sport, namely with D. United who chose him as the number one overall pick in the 2004 MLS Super Draft.
Adu has accumulated his net worth thanks to his promising style of play, and through signing contracts for various football teams during his career.
Since he is still actively playing football, his net worth continues to grow.