Posted November 13, 2013

Source: Seattle Sounders shopping Eddie Johnson

MLS, Seattle Sounders, U.S. men's national team, U.S. Soccer
Seattle Sounders forward Eddie Johnson

USA forward Eddie Johnson is being shopped by the Seattle Sounders, according to a source. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

Seattle and the MLS office are shopping Sounders forward Eddie Johnson around the league, an MLS team executive tells SI.com.

Johnson’s contract paid him a guaranteed $156,000 this season, but it’s likely that his deal will be renegotiated to pay him significantly more next season after he scored nine goals in 2013 and 14 in 2012, in addition to becoming a regular part of the U.S. national team.

Whether Seattle can fit Johnson under its salary budget could be a tall order for next season, which is why Johnson might be on his way to a different team.

Johnson, 29, has appeared in 15 games for the U.S. this year, scoring five goals. He opened the scoring for the U.S. in its 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory against Mexico in September.

STRAUS: Johnson underpaid, but why is he so agitated?

Johnson also made headlines for his goal celebration against the Columbus Crew on Aug. 31, when he mouthed the words “Pay me” after scoring the lone tally in a 1-0 Sounders victory at Crew Stadium.

6 comments
Jon
Jon

He is not that good of a player anyway...a one trick pony that cannot do form himself and can be stoped by any good defender. Then after he lost the ball just walks around crying kid instead he is a man. And by the way what happened in Europe...nothing!

JuanPeinado
JuanPeinado

He is deluded.  9 goals in 2013?  Pathetic. Who is going to want a fat-headed malcontent like Johnson?

RickPotts
RickPotts

Did Johnson think the Seattle front office forgot about the little "pay me" episode?  I think not.  Still a head case.  If Seattle really valued him they would shop somebody else with a high salary.  Actions speak louder than words and your actions reek of trouble in the locker room.

usamnt
usamnt

Hey Dallas - no wait, that would require a desire to be relevant again. Nevermind.


joshhw
joshhw

ahem, Dear Revs, pick this guy up!