Where has World Cup Hero O’Brien go?

Injuries derailed the career of John O’Brien. “O’Brien had long been a favorite with fans for his exploits with Dutch power Ajax and the US national team. His lobbed assist set up Clint Mathis’ strike against South Korea at the ’02 World Cup, where he helped the team to the quarters. Though O’Brien’s career was cut short due to injury woes, the Los Angeles native made his name in Amsterdam, where he won the 2004 Eredivisie crown. A versatile left-sider known for incisive passing, “Johnny O” eventually brought his act home, but managed just a single five-minute sub appearance for Chivas USA.”

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