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The MLS Needs To Bring American Stars Back from Abroad

Published by on May 2, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLS

During World Cup 2006 Qualifiers, a young American star by the name of Eddie Johnson made himself a household name (by American soccer fan standards, that is) when he scored seven goals in his first six matches.

The next year, on June 2, 2007, Johnson became the first player in MLS history to score back-to-back hat tricks. He was only 23 years old, and he had what appeared to a bright future ahead.

Word of Johnson's exploits reached the ears of several European clubs, and in the end, he signed a three-year deal with Premier League club Fulham FC. His talent was undeniable, and he was expected to be a star.

Unfortunately, things just didn't come to fruition.

Eddie Johnson failed to reclaim the ...

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