Back in 2011, Eddie Johnson was thisclose to quitting the game of soccer for good. After experiencing a death in his family, the D.C. United star was thinking about giving up on the sport and moving on.

But one day, his friend Freddy Adu called him up out of the blue and invited him to come and train with him. Johnson joined him and, through a series of events, he eventually ended up signing a deal with Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders less than a year later and earning the "Comeback Player of the Year" award in 2012. He spent two seasons with the Sounders before being traded to the United in December.

Check out the clip above to hear Johnson talk about how Adu basically saved his career. It's funny how things came together for him.

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[via MLS Soccer]