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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