"Being an American, it's tough to come over here and do well in such a big league where American players are still fighting for respect. I know it was tough for Clint Dempsey when he first came over and he had to fight his way into the team. But the club took a chance on me, so now it's time for me to deliver ..."
-- American Eddie Johnson, who in his fourth season with English club Fulham has yet to establish himself as a regular on the first team. He didn't suit up for the Cottagers' first two games of the 2010-11 EPL season. (AP)