There are lots of simple medical things to test Adu's age. None was done untill now because I think that USA need to have a big star and a wonder 13 years old boy was just perfect. Bones get a bigger amount of calcium with age, the sphenoid gets less cartilagean and skull suture lines (very indented lines between skull's bones) get smoother with age. Another almost 30 simple array of biometric measures can take place. Can anyone tell me at least 2 that was used with Freddy? I sure would like to know and, being outside USA, I can admit that i'm not very good informed. Adu's facial hair is not noticeble but this is a phenotipical characteristic of most people from Africa. One good example is the brasilian César Prates (http://www.galatasaray.org.tr/images/buyuk/prates18.jpg
) taht now is 30 years old but just a few years ago (3 to be exact), when he played for Sporting Lisbon, he looked like a 16 year old boy. Freddy is a talented average player but nothing compaired with Cristiano Ronaldo that, with 16 was already a Sporting Lisbon Star. Rooney for instance is almost the same age as Freddy and look to him playing. Ronaldo was a brasilian star with 17. Well, it can be a little unfair to compair Freddy's with Cristiano Ronaldo or Rooney that, in a few years, will probably be the world's best players. I sure will like very much that Footbal will become a major sport in USA and good players will help for sure. But come on, do not be very confident with "young" players like Freddy that come from countryes with a very long story os suspicious ages from players in young national teams. It would be good to know the real Freddy's age, even for him, because now the preasure is becoming bigger with slight deceptional performances from him while playing with "older" players. That will increase over time i suppose. We already commited that mistake in Europe a long time ago.... Nowdays young values from africa or Asia are extensivly submited to age's tests. And trust me, despite this cases, Africa is a non stopable spring of outstanding young players. Just to name a few look for Eusebio, Whea, Eto, etc. Despite this post, I'll be the first to be happy for Freddy and for USA's footbal if time will tell that i was wrong. For now sorry but I'm a bit septic.