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DC United acquires Eddie Johnson from Seattle

Seattle Sounders' Eddie Johnson (7) celebrates with Brad Evans (3) and Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (34) after they defeated the Colorado Rapids 2-0 on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Seattle. Photo: KPUG/AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

DC United acquires Eddie Johnson from Seattle

WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. United has acquired forward Eddie Johnson after a trade with the Seattle Sounders.

The 29-year-old Johnson has led the Sounders in scoring the past two seasons and ranks second in club history with 23 regular-season goals.

The Sounders received allocation money as part of the trade, which was announced on Tuesday.

Johnson ranks second in Sounders’ history with eight game-winning goals and is the club’s all-time leader with three goals in the Major League Soccer Cup Playoffs. He was an All-Star selection in 2012 and named the MLS Comeback Player of the Year.

Johnson also made 17 appearances for the U.S. Men’s National Team in 2013.

 

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