- Freddy won the
U.S. Soccer 2003 Chevy Young Male Athlete of the Year.
- Before Freddy,
the youngest player to sign with MLS was Santino Quaranta, who joined
the league in 2000 at the age of 16.
- According to the
Elias Sports Bureau, Freddy is the youngest player to take the field
for a team in a major American sport since Fred Chapman debuted as a
14-year-old in 1887 for Philadelphia of baseball’s American Association.
- Freddy served as
the translator for Nana Kuffour, an 18-year-old player from Ghana on
an extended tryout with D.C. United during 2004.
favorite number is 11. But he wears #9 for D.C. United because teammate
Alecko Eskandarian already had #11. Alecko, the son of former New York
Cosmos star Andranik Eskandarian, was the first overall pick of the
2003 MLS draft.
- Among the celebrities
who have gone out of their way to meet Freddy are Robert Duvall, Will
Farrell, Mischa Barton and Sean “P-Diddy” Combs. Eli Manning
is one of many pro athletes who wear replicas of Freddy’s jersey.
pregame ritual includes listening to Eminem and Ludacris.
- Freddy once performed
a “Stupid Human Trick” on the Late Show with David Letterman.
He took off his jacket and put it back on while balancing a soccer ball
on the back of his neck.
- Freddy is a big
basketball fan. His favorite player is Kobe Bryant.
- Among Freddy’s
hobbies are video games.
- Freddy is a golf
fanatic. His best score to date is 84, at the Montgomery Country Club
in Maryland. He says his dream foursome is him, Tiger Woods, Michael
Jordan and Charles Barkley.
favorite movies are The Lord of the Rings trilogy. His favorite
meal is jollos and rice, an African stew that his mom makes. She prepares
it in a special way, cooking the rice along with the stew.
- Freddy has already
been immortalized in EA Sport’s FIFA Street video game.
friends like to call him “Doogie Howser” because he graduated
from high school at such an early age.
- Freddy has a crush
on actress Hilary Duff.
- Freddy bought a
five-bedroom house in Rockville, Maryland. His favorite spot is the
rec room in basement, which includes a pool table and state-of-the-art
- Freddy is a talented
artist. He entered his first art contest as a fifth grader and won the
brother is a good player in his own right. When he graduates from Georgetown
Prep School, he hopes to continue his soccer career at North Carolina.
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