I wasn't a fan of US Soccer til around mid 2007, so I missed out on the whole EJ is the next big American soccer hero hoopla, but how did that start? I know he scored a hat trick on his debut, but during the 2006 WC qualifers, was it evident that he was all speed and little technique or was it just he was over-hyped? I read that Benfica wanted him back in 2005 but he didn't want to leave MLS. Should he have gone? What difference would have been made as opposed to him heading abroad in 2008 to the PL. Did EJ even play during the WC?