Yesterday, U.S. MNT 2006 World Cup veteran Eddie Johnson announced his retirement from professional soccer. To help celebrate his amazing career, we've Listed his top 5 moments from his national team career.
  1. Scoring the game-winning goal to mark the fourth straight time the U.S. beat Mexico 2-0 in World Cup qualifying in Columbus, sending the U.S. to the 2014 World Cup. He finished with 12 goals in 19 World Cup qualifying games played.
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  2. Becoming the first and only U.S. player in history to score a hat trick as a substitute (it was only his second game, and he did it in 17 minutes!)
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  3. Netting both goals in the big 2-1 victory away to Antigua & Barbuda in 2012, putting home the winner in the 90th minute! Did we mention it was his first game for the National Team in more than two years?
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  4. Johnson received his first cap and scored his first goal for the Senior National Team against El Salvador on October 9, 2004, becoming one of a small group of American players to get his first international goal in a World Cup qualifier.
  5. Collecting the Golden Shoe as the top scorer in the 2003 World Youth Championship in United Arab Emirates