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Edward "Eddie" Johnson (born March 31, 1984 in Bunnell, Florida) is an American soccer striker. He currently plays for Fulham of the Premier League. Johnson also plays for the United States national team. He represented the United States in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

An established player on the U.S. Under-17 team and having trained at the Bradenton Academy, Johnson became one of the youngest players to sign with MLS, and was drafted by Dallas Burn as a Project-40 player in the second round of the 2001 MLS SuperDraft. In his first three years in the league, he did not get much playing time, and was very inconsistent when he did get on the field. Johnson scored just seven goals for Dallas in those seasons, while missing a lot of time with US youth national teams.

Johnson came into his own at the end of 2003 at the FIFA World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates. He scored four goals, three from the penalty spot, and notched one assist to win the tournament's Golden Shoe as the top scorer, becoming the youngest player to achieve that feat in MLS history.

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