This Week's Unsigned Hype That We've All Been Waiting For: Charles Ranken
I have no proof that this is going to happen, but in my head I see Freddy Adu and Jozy Altidore meeting in Andorra or somewhere in the Pyrenees mountains this week on a day off from training. They'll sit at the bar, order a rare cognac (because those two are sooooo legal in Europe) and then one of them will hold his snifter aloft and belt out the following toast:
"To Charles Renken, the next "next big thing" in American soccer. May you break ankles, survive the hype & backlash while keeping the spotlight off of the both of us as long as we all shall live. Salute."