The move has become official: Sounders FC has traded forward Eddie Johnson to D.C. United for allocation money.
Terms were not disclosed, but Seattle general manager Adrian Hanauer referred to it as “a large amount of allocation money” that could facilitate one or two more major signings.
Hanauer also said the trade was mainly salary-cap related and less about off-the-field issues, which he described as “minor incidents.”
Here are some press release quotes:
“Eddie was a valuable part of our team the last two seasons. 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.” — Hanauer.
“I’m excited with this move to the most storied franchise in MLS, and I look forward to getting started with my new D.C. United teammates.” — Johnson.
“Eddie is coming off a terrific year with Seattle and the U.S. National Team, and we are very pleased to have acquired him. He is one of the most dangerous attacking players in MLS, and we believe he will be an important contributor to our team.” — Dave Kasper, D.C. United general manager.
More to come.