The long road back

December 8, 2005
By Jeff Carlisle
Six months ago, when most U.S. fans dreamed of next summer's World Cup, it surely included Eddie Johnson scoring a bucket-load of goals, and taking the Yanks beyond the lofty heights they reached in 2002. How quickly times -- and dreams -- can change.

The ensuing months have been about as kind to Johnson as Terrell Owens has been to Donovan McNabb. A stress fracture in Johnson's foot, which he sustained in May, was thought to have healed by August. But a recurrence of the injury wiped ...

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