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Freddy Adu takes his shot at redemption

Updated: June 23, 2011, 3:07 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- Attacking players are supposed to have a swagger, an almost unshakable confidence that allows them to take the kind of risks that win games. Yet as Freddy Adu addressed the media following the United States' 1-0 victory over Panama in the Gold Cup semifinals Wednesday, the overwhelming impression you got was one of gratitude and humility.

Adu certainly had plenty of reasons to be thankful. After two years in the international wilderness, a period in which his ...

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