Men's National Team

Eddie Johnson

Forward Caps/Goals - 63/19
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    6-0 / 180

  • Hometown

    Palm Coast, Fla.

  • Club


Johnson’s lightning quick first step, overall strength and aerial prowess make him an attacking threat. Regular playing time on loan at Aris in Greece proved timely as he showcased his form and earned a spot on the 30-man preliminary roster for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Challenged by a slew of able strikers, he has had successive loan spells from parent club Fulham, from Cardiff City to Aris and now Preston North End in the English League Championship.

  • A member of the USA’s preliminary roster for the 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Johnson has eight goals in only nine FIFA World Cup qualifying appearances, and still holds the distinction as the only U.S. player to score a hat trick coming of the bench (Oct. 13, 2004 vs. Panama)
  • Went on a record-breaking tear from late 2004 to early 2005 when he became the first player in MNT history to score in each of his first four appearances, three of which were 2006 World Cup qualifying games
  • Owns one of the most prolific scoring careers in U.S. Youth National Team history, tallying 37 career goals in 51 international youth games with the U-17s, U-20s and U-23s
  • Moved to Europe with Fulham in 2008 and has found success during loan spells with Cardiff City in the English League Championship and Aris in the Greece Super League
2010: Improved form earned him a spot on the 30-man preliminary roster for the FIFA World Cup … Played the final 14 minutes in the 2-1 loss to Holland on March 3 in Amsterdam … Started on May 25 against the Czech Republic in the first match of the Send-Off Series … Went 45 minutes on Oct. 12 against Colombia in Chester, Pa … 2009: Made two appearances, entering as a reserve in the USA’s final matches of the year, playing 45 minutes on Nov. 14 against Slovakia and 39 minutes on Nov. 18 against Denmark … 2008: Appeared in six games for the U.S. in 2008, including starts against England, Spain and Argentina prior to World Cup qualifying … Put in a bustling performance as he earned Man of the Match honors for his effort against England on May 28 at Wembley Stadium … Began his second World Cup cycle in fine fashion when he came off the bench to score a late goal in the 8-0 win against Barbados on June 15 … 2007: Took part in both the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2007 Copa America tournament in Venezuela … In the Gold Cup, he made three appearances at forward, scoring once from a Landon Donovan assist against Trinidad & Tobago … At Copa America, he provided one of the shocks of the tournament, when he put the United States up 1-0 against Argentina after he set-up and converted a penalty kick early on in the match … Started all three games for the United States in Venezuela … 2006: A member of the 2006 FIFA World Cup squad that appeared in Germany, he took part in two of the three games in Group E play … Concluded 2006 with 11 appearances, four as a starter, scoring one goal and tallying one assist … Scored in front of his former home crowd in the 4-0 win against Guatemala on Feb. 19 in Frisco, Texas …  2005: Finished 2006 World Cup qualifying with seven goals in seven appearances, tied for most goals with Landon Donovan … Had three goals in six appearances before an injury to his great right toe effectively ended his year in mid-May … Two of those goals came in the final round of World Cup qualifying, including the USA’s first goal of the hexagonal when he headed home a Steve Cherundolo cross in the 2-1 on Feb. 9 in Trinidad … Earned Man of the Match honors in that game, as well as the 1-0 victory against Honduras on March 19 in Albuquerque in which he scored the game-winner … Got his second goal of the final round in the 2-0 win against Guatemala on March 30 in Birmingham, slamming home a 12-yard shot off the right post after collecting a back-heel touch from Landon Donovan in the penalty area … Managed one more appearance, entering as a sub in the 57th minute of the 0-0 qualifying draw on Sept. 7 in Guatemala … 2004: Made appearances in the final three games of 2004, starting one match and scoring in each match for a total of five goals … Earned his first cap and goal against El Salvador on Oct. 9, coming on as a substitute in the 71st minute and sealing the 2-0 victory with a tap-in four minutes later … Scored a hat trick as a substitute against Panama in RFK Stadium on Oct. 13, putting away three goals in the final 25 minutes (the first U.S. player to ever notch three goals as a substitute) … Scored the lone U.S. goal in a 1-1 qualifying draw with Jamaica in the final game of 2004 … Under-23s: Was a member of the U.S. U-23 team that missed out in their bid for Athens 2004 at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico … Made four appearances during the tournament, including two starts … Named to the roster for the second round of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying against St. Kitts & Nevis in 2003 … Scored two goals in a 6-0 win in the first leg in St. Kitts … Under-20s:  Led the team during the two-year cycle with 12 international goals in 21 appearances … Helped the U.S. to the quarterfinals of the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates, scoring four goals … His four goals and one assist was good enough to win the tournament’s Golden Boot, becoming the first U.S. Men’s player at any FIFA World Championship to win the award … Was named to the 20-player FIFA World Youth Championship All-Star Team … Started and played all 270 minutes in all three games at the CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament … Scored two goals at the qualifying tournament, notching the game-winner against Haiti and tallying the final goal against Canada … Under-17s:  The team’s top scorer in 2000 and 2001 … Scored an amazing 23 goals in 25 career U-17 international matches … Leading scorer with five goals at the 2001 CONCACAF qualifying tournament … Scored a hat trick in the deciding match at the tournament, a 4-0 win against El Salvador … Was the only player to start in all 25 of the U-17’s internationals in 2001-2002 … First Appearance: Oct. 9, 2004, vs. El Salvador … First Goal: Oct. 9, 2004, vs. El Salvador.
2010: Returned to Fulham to start the 2010-11 campaign, where he earned sporadic minutes as a reserve … Appeared in a total of 10 matches before the end of the year …  2009-10: Pulled regular minutes on loan at Aris FC of the Greek Super League, scoring five goals in 15 appearances from January to May … Netted a pair in the 2-0 win against Olympiakos on April 28 … Made three appearances for Fulham in the first half of the season, figuring in Europa League qualifying, the EPL and the League Cup … 2008-09: Agreed to a year-long loan deal with FA Cup finalists Cardiff City of the English League Championship … Made 15 appearances and notched two assists for Cardiff during the first half of the season ... 2007-08: Transferred to Fulham of the English Premier League … Made six appearances for the Cottagers during their fight against relegation, starting four games ... 2007: An explosive season in MLS saw Johnson net a career high 15 goals … Also chipped in with a career-high six assists in 24 games as Kansas City advanced all the way to the conference finals … 2006: In February, he was traded to the Kansas City Wizards, where in his first year with the team he endured a bout of poor form, scoring only twice in 19 appearances … Kansas City narrowly missed out on a playoff spot, finishing behind New York by one point … 2005: In a year blighted by injury, he made only 15 appearances for FC Dallas … He started 13 of those games, and still managed to find the net five times …  2004: Had a breakout season, leading the Dallas Burn in scoring with 27 points on 12 goals and three assists … His point total was tied for third overall in the entire league, and 12 goals tied for a league high … Seven of his 12 goals on the year were game-winners …  Played in 26 games, staring all but one … 2003: Played in 22 games, starting 13 … Scored three goals in the regular season and one in the team’s lone U.S. Open Cup match … 2002: Played in 11 games in 2002, missing almost half the season … Appeared as a sub in the first two games before missing 10 games with a high left ankle sprain … Scored the game-winning goal in overtime and registered his first MLS assist against D.C. on Sept. 19, 2002 … 2001: Signed a Nike Project-40 contract and entered the 2001 MLS SuperDraft … Drafted by the Dallas Burn with the seventh pick of the second round (19th overall) on Feb. 5 … Scored his first MLS goal in dramatic fashion, netting a stoppage-time equalizer against New England on July 4 in front of 21,343 fans … Scored two goals in 10 appearances … Started his only league match of his rookie year on Aug. 4 against the Revolution … Made his MLS debut on May 12 in a 4-0 win against Columbus.