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Archives: Eddie Johnson

Eddie Johnson, Not Landon Donovan, Is Who Klinsmann Misses Most Right Now

Posted on by Robert Hay
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[Scene: September 2018. Living room of Jurgen Klinsman, with the coach and a New York Times reporter present] The United States men’s national team coach sits back in his chair and looks longingly out the window. The reporter begins this … Continue reading

DC United Gives Eddie Johnson His Designated Player Contract, But is He Worth It?

Posted on by Pedro Heizer
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Eddie Johnson has been given his money. Earlier this week, D.C. United announced that Johnson, acquired over the offseason in a trade with the Seattle Sounders, was given a contract extension that elevates him to Designated Player status. Johnson, who … Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons to be Excited for the Opening Weekend of MLS

Posted on by Kristan Heneage
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MLS returns this Saturday for its 19th season as a top flight league in the United States. There’s plenty to look forward, but here are 5 reasons in particular to be excited about the opening weekend: 1. Michael Bradley – When … Continue reading

Graham Zusi and Eddie Johnson’s Sterling Wide Play Critical to American Success in June

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Wingers Graham Zusi and Eddie Johnson both played an important role in the perfect qualifying haul for the United States in June. The United States won all four June matches including a spectacular 4-3 victory in Washington against Germany to … Continue reading

Antigua 1-2 US: EJ Bails Out Klinsmann…Or Does He?

Posted on by Earl Reed

As the clock pushed on towards the 90-minute mark on Friday night, most United States Men’s National Team supporters were dreading the worst. A 1-1 scoreline against the weakest team in Group A, yet another disappointing away result for a … Continue reading

Do You Want Eddie Johnson on Your Team?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Many times on this site, I’ve bemoaned that fact that American internationals face hurdles to return to MLS when their career in Europe has either stagnated or are failing to provide them with growth opportunities.  This year there has been … Continue reading

Eddie Johnson’s Recall and Other National Team Thoughts (UPDATED)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

EJ Taken Down vs Argentina in Copa America/Getty Images MONDAY UPDATE: Most of the national team has arrived here in Miami for Training Camp. I’m personally very excited about having Jonathan Spector back in the fold for the US. depth … Continue reading

Eddie Johnson makes Cardiff Debut

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Eddie Johnson made his debut with Cardiff City yesterday in a 2-1 League Cup victory over MK Dons who featured Jemal Johnson in the midfield. Both Americans played the full 90 minutes and Eddie Johnson is in the process of … Continue reading

American Grit

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Keller/ from Getty Images McBride/from SI.com Pundits around Britain will no doubt be discussing Fulham’s great escape in the upcoming weeks. Seemingly dead, the London side strung together some improbable results, particularly away from Craven Cottage to escape relegation on … Continue reading

News and Notes

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Junior Agogo an MLS almuni who was decent with Colorado and a washout with San Jose scored the game winner for Ghana last night int heir African Nations Cup triumph over Namibia. Agogo now plays back home in England (he … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Latest Transfer Speculation

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I have been told the Eddie Johnson to Fulham deal could be dead after Johnson failed to secure a UK work permit. Fulham will appeal, but considering they spent £5 million on Marlon King, one must wonder if they will … Continue reading

The Tale of Two American Forwards

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Our friend Steven Goff of the Washington Post is reporting late Sunday eastern time that Eddie Johnson has left the US National Team camp at the Home Depot Center and is en route to Craven Cottage to negotiate a contract … Continue reading

Grandfathering In Designated Players Smacks of Favortism

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Landon Donovan/AP Major League Soccer has made several efforts in the past few seasons to eliminate the appearance of favoritism towards certain clubs that was often alleged in the early seasons of the league. Many fans of clubs in the … Continue reading

Wizards Face Fight to Keep EJ

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In spite of almost constant criticism of his performance on the international level, Eddie Johnson seems to be attracting lots of interest from clubs in Europe. This has been an almost annual battle that Kansas City has faced since Johnson … Continue reading

Eddie Johnson: Transfer Target (Again)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In spite of almost constant criticism of his performance on the international level, Eddie Johnson seems to once again be attracting lots of interest from clubs in Europe. This has been an annual battle that Kansas City has faced since … Continue reading

What We Learned

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Soccer can be a cruel game. For over sixty minutes our US National Team boys looked lively and more energetic than the favored Argentines. In fact I would venture to say we looked like the better team. However, tired legs … Continue reading

ON FIRE!

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Eddie Johnson is in rare form for Kansas City. Today he netted his seventh, eight and ninth goals of the season as the Wizards moved into the top overall spot in Major League Soccer with a 3-2 win over Red … Continue reading