I just spoke with the agent of Alabama-born AZ striker Aron Jóhannsson, and it seems he is actually not quite a USMNT lost cause. Of course, I previously offered my guess that the Icelandish-American (seriously, how cool is that?) looked a solid bet to join his European national team after missing a World Cup qualifying call-up solely due to injury last fall.
Now I've been told we won't know which way the Jóhannsson blows until the next time Klinsi or Iceland counterpart Lars Lagerbeck summons the 22-year-old. I'll have a report over at MLSS in a few hours, but for now let's just say the tide maaaay be turning in our favor. Perhaps six months with Jozy Altidore in his ear telling World Cup stories did the trick?
- Greg Seltzer