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

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

Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

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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