Statements from D.C. United forward Eddie Johnson and General Manager Dave Kasper in reaction to the 30-man roster announcement.
While I am disappointed not to have the chance to represent the U.S. Men's National Team in Brazil, I respect Coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s decision. I strongly believe in and support my U.S. teammates, and I wish the best for our team and our nation at the World Cup. I look forward to getting back to work with my D.C. United teammates as we prepare for another tough game this weekend. Our team has great potential, and I am determined to help us continue to get positive results.
It is unfortunate that Eddie won't be a part of the U.S. men's national team at this summer's World Cup. But we support him, stand by him and believe in him as a talented and crucially important player for our club. He's been an incredible addition to our team, and we believe that great things are in store for the remainder of this season and beyond.