Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Reborn Johnson Bags Second POW Award
Soccer365, May 30th, 2007 3:45PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The Kansas City Wizards have come out of the gate on fire in this early stage of the MLS season, thanks in large part to the vastly improved play of young Eddie Johnson. He rightly earned Player of the Week honors for scoring three goals including the winner against then-league leader New England Revolution in a thrilling 4-3 victory for the underdogs. Johnson now becomes the first player this season to receive the prestigious award twice (week 2 and week 8).

The hat trick, his first in MLS, took Johnson's haul for the season to six goals and three assists in eight games-already three times better than the 23-year-old's dismal 2006 total, where he completed just 19 games in an injury-hit season. Incidentally, Johnson's was the first hat-trick of the MLS season, and only the fourth in Wizards history.

"I'm really happy to receive this award," said Johnson. "Once you get your mind focused on one thing, great things are going to happen. None of this would have been accomplished without everyone's hard work." Wizards Coach Curt Onalfo said that Johnson's play is a major reason for the team's success. "We have been able to perform consistently the past couple months, and the results have been encouraging for us as a team and Eddie [Johnson] individually."

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Atleti Re-signs Tiago     
Atletico Madrid on Tuesday re-signed Tiago Mendes on a two-year deal, despite interest from Premier League ...
Koeman: Dani Osvaldo for Sale    
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Daniel Osvaldo is for sale, but reports in Italy ...
BVB: Hummels, Reus Not for Sale    
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp on Tuesday poured cold water over the transfer speculation swirling around ...
Shakhtar Brazilians Defected Because of 'Deadly Risk'    
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa says he and his fellow Brazilian players have refused to return ...
Brazil Reappoints Dunga as Head Coach     
The Brazilian soccer association (CBF) on Tuesday appointed Dunga as coach of the Brazilian national team, ...
Official: James Joins Real     
James Rodriguez on Tuesday became the fourth most-expensive player ever, signing a six-year deal with European ...
City's Negredo Breaks Foot    
Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has broken his foot and will be out of action for ...
Liverpool Close to Remy Signing    
Liverpool on Monday activated the release clause of Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, agreeing to ...
Evra Joins Juventus    
Juventus on Monday confirmed that Patrice Evra has officially joined from Manchester United on a two-year ...
Prandelli: Balotelli's World 'Far Away from Reality'    
Cesare Prandelli has said he did not fall out with Mario Balotelli during the World Cup ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives