Honduras vs. USA: Eddie Johnson will start in World Cup qualifier

Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

This will be Eddie Johnson's third consecutive start for the United States during this World Cup Qualifying series.

Continuing what has to be one of the more remarkable comebacks in United States national team history, Eddie Johnson will once against start in a highly important match. By getting the nod against Honduras on Wednesday, the Seattle Sounders forward will start his third straight qualifier for Jurgen Klinsmann.

At this time a year ago, Johnson was out of work after being cut by Puebla. That essentially forced him to accept a low-ball offer from MLS, which eventually led to him landing in Seattle. Following a breakout season that saw him lead the Sounders with 13 league goals, he was called back into the team for a pair of qualifiers in October.

Johnson responded to his return to the national team by scoring a pair of goals against Antigua and Barbuda and picking up an assist against Guatemala.

Johnson has seen a fair amount of success in previous qualifiers. He now has 10 goals in qualifiers, which ties him for second in U.S. history behind Brian McBride.


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