Wednesday, January 23, 2008

New Signing #3 - Introduction to Eddie Johnson

Eddie Johnson could be just the first of a hatful of strikers we're going to sign. Finally confirmed today following a work permit tribunal, 23 year old Johnson has agreed a 3½ year contract. Signed from Kansas City Wizards, for whom he scored 17 goals in 40 appearances, he previously played for F.C. Dallas scoring 24 goals in 84 appearances. More impressively in his 31 appearances for the U.S. National side, he has scored 11 goals in 31 games, though only one of those came against top class opposition. EJ the U.S.A's only goal in the 4-1 defeat by Argentina in the final of the 2007 Copa America. Plenty of good background information about EJ on Craven Cottage Newsround.

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