U.S. Men’s National Team, D.C. United forward Eddie Johnson retires

Sunday November 1st, 2015

D.C. United and U.S. Men’s National Team forward Eddie Johnson is retiring from soccer, the MLS club announced Sunday. 

The 31-year-old Johnson has not played since the end of the 2014 season. 

“Eddie had many outstanding accomplishments during his career and was a valuable member of the team during his time with D.C. United,” general manager Dave Kasper said in a statement. “He will be missed but always remembered as he moves on beyond the playing field.”

Johnson scored 71 goals and assisted on 21 others over 10 years in MLS, making 202 appearances. Johnson was drafted by the Dallas Burn as a 16-year-old in 2001. Internationally, Johnson made 63 appearances with the men’s national team, and his 19 goals are eighth all-time in U.S. soccer history. 

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Johnson made two appearances during the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and was part of the team that won the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2007 and 2013. 

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