Sounders banking on career revival in trade for Eddie Johnson

Sounders banking on career revival in trade for Eddie Johnson

Credit: SoundersFC.com

Eddie Johnson scored once and had a hand in two other goals in the Sounders FC's 5-0 win over Florida Gulf Coast University.

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by Joshua Mayers / The Seattle Times

NWCN.com

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 3:36 PM

The past four years haven't been kind to Eddie Johnson, Sounders FC's newest addition.

If the forward's career was peaking at the start of 2008, with a high-profile transfer to Fulham of the English Premier League, it has been on the decline ever since — perhaps until now.

Johnson never broke into the team at Fulham. He was subsequently loaned out to three teams in four years, where loneliness accompanied disappointment as he was often apart from his wife and daughter. When his contract with the English club expired last summer, Johnson came close to stability with a move to MLS, but pulled out due to lingering hopes of making it on the international scene.

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