Eddie Johnson is back in the mix 

October, 6, 2010

CHICAGO -- Eddie Johnson has been up. He's been down. But he refuses to go away.

Unlikely as it may have seemed a year ago -- or even this past summer -- the U.S. forward is once again in camp as the team prepares for friendlies against Poland on Saturday and Colombia on Tuesday, giving himself another chance to be in the Yanks' future plans.

To read about what's responsible for Eddie Johnson's latest turnaround and how he factors into the national team's plans, plus news on a possible position switch for Maurice Edu and other notes from the team's training camp, sign up for ESPN Insider today.

Luke Cyphers is a former senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.
Doug McIntyre is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine. He has covered American and international soccer since 2002.