Eddie Johnson scored a hat trick against the New England Revs giving the Wizards a pulsating victory, 4-3 last weekend. He repeated the feat this weekend torpedoing the New York Red Bulls, 3-1. This is the first time in MLS history that a player has scored consecutive hat tricks. He has scored 9 goals in 9 matches and has taken Kansas City to the top of the Eastern Conference.
Johnson’s talent is there for all to see. And he seems to have made a career of catching fire like he has this season. A major reason why Bruce Arena and now Bob Bradley have kept their faith in him including him in the national squad. However, he does become the shrinking violet in international matches like he did in this World Cup. So it remains to be seen whether he will be able to translate his scintillating MLS performance into goals in the CONCACAF and Copa America games. One would hope so because the US could do with some goal scoring as their strength is outstanding goalkeeping and a strong back four.
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Includes both hattricks scored by Eddie Johnson.