The main attraction of the game
was 15-year-old phenom Freddie Adu, a striker for the United.
Adu was awarded a $1 million contract with Nike at age 13,
and began playing professionally at 14.
Every time Adu came close to the ball, the crowd of almost
15,000 burst into a frenzy of cheering and yelling.
After the match, thousands of screaming youngsters sought
autographs from the star on everything from soccer jerseys
Galaxy midfielder Cobi Jones, a well-known soccer veteran,
did not play.
The lone goal of the match was scored by
United midfielder Christian Gomez on a penalty kick.