Thursday, January 24, 2008

Fulham Sign Eddie Johnson

Fulham signs their fifth American (Clint Dempsey, Carlos Bocanegra, Kasey Keller & Brian McBride precede Johnson). The $6 million transfer fee is the largest in MLS history. Of course, the fees look higher and higher as the value of the dollar drops relative to the pound; in pounds, it's only 3 million (my keyboard doesn't have a pound sign)

Last year Clint Dempsey scored the $100 million dollar goal that kept Fulham from being relegated to the Championship. Unfortunately they are back in the drop zone. Let's hope Eddie Johnson finds the form that made GAM the first US player ever to score 8 goals in his first 8 games for the USMNT.

Dempsey and Johnson are good friends, so that should help Johnson adjust to England and the English game. They roomed together at the 2006 World Cup. Some links to videos of the two below.


Soccer by Ives: Eddie Johnson granted UK work permit, signs with Fulham

Studio 90 Follows Clint Dempsey and Eddie Johnson for BBQ (video)

Clint & EJ Interview Each Other on the bus in Germany (video)

Words from Nac (video of Clint Dempsey discussing his Don't Tread video; EJ appears at the end)

Nike: Inside Eddie Johnson video

Nike: Eddie Shows the Love video

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