United States international Eddie Johnson (pictured) was traded from the Seattle Sounders to D.C. United on December 17, 2013. (Photo: Mexsport)
RENTON, Washington – The Seattle Sounders traded United States international forward Eddie Johnson to 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League qualifier D.C. United in exchange for allocation money, the club announced Tuesday.
Johnson has led the Sounders in scoring the past two seasons, ranking second all-time in club history with 23 goals in regular-season play.
“Eddie was a valuable part of our team the last two seasons,” said Owner and General Manager Adrian Hanauer. “Eddie is a tremendous player who gave us some wonderful moments. This was an opportunity for us to receive allocation money that can strengthen our club in many areas. We wish him the best in D.C.”
The 29-year-old has made 65 appearances across all competitions for Seattle, scoring 29 goals, including two in the CONCACAF Champions League.
Johnson has been capped 61 times by the U.S. and has 19 career goals. He netted four times in 10 qualifiers for Brazil 2014.
The Sounders acquired Johnson on February 17, 2012, in a trade with the Montreal Impact. He played 2008-2011 in Europe with Fulham, Cardiff City, Aris and Preston North End.
NOTES: Johnson has 64 goals in 176 all-time MLS regular-season matches…In MLS, he has also played with FC Dallas/Dallas Burn (2001-2005) and the Kansas City Wizards (2006-2007)…Johnson scored two goals in three 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup appearances, helping the U.S. to its fifth title.