Monday, November 05, 2007

Johnson: Comeback Player of the Year

Eddie Johnson was named the MLS Comeback player of the year today by the league. Johnson won the award after piling up career highs in both goals (15), and assists (6) and leading the league in game winning goals (6). The article says that Johnson won the award after a 2006 season full of national team call ups and suspensions. While his comeback is nice (he had only 2 goals in 2006), I would think a comeback player of the year would need to comeback from some kind of injury, not an incredibly poor season. But that's besides the point, congrats to Eddie for being out Pat Noonan and Frankie Hejduk for the award.

Speaking of the award as a whole, the article has an interesting fact. Since 2000, the Wizards have won half of the Comeback player of the year awards. Tony Meola won it in 2000, and Chris Klein won it twice (2002, 2005).

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