Forward Johnson hopes Europe comes calling

June 5, 2006
HAMBURG, Germany -- Striker Eddie Johnson says it is hard to be a professional soccer player in the United States, where the world's most popular sport is a poor cousin to American football, basketball and baseball.

The 22-year-old Kansas City Wizards forward wants to help the U.S. enjoy a long run at the World Cup but is also keen to put himself in the shop window so that, as he candidly admits, he might attract attention from the leading European clubs.

"I want to feel like ...

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