[MLS] After a failed attempt to find a new club overseas, former Kansas City and FC Dallas striker Eddie Johnson, who played for the USA at the 2006 World Cup, is coming back to MLS.
Johnson's adventure overseas began in January 2008 with a 3 million-pound (about $5.85 million) transfer to Fulham. Loan spells to Cardiff City, Aris and Preston North End failed to advance his career, and his contract with Fulham expired last June. He played league 18 matches for Fulham without scoring a goal.
Johnson, 27, scored 24 goals in 84 games for FC Dallas (2001-2005) and 17 goals in 43 games for Kansas City (2006-2007) before signing with Fulham. He scored 12 goals in 42 games for the USA following his debut in 2004.
Johnson's rights will be assigned by the allocation process, which is used for current and past U.S. national team players. His salary hasn't been disclosed.
The allocation order is: Chivas USA, Houston, Toronto, Chicago, Sporting Kansas City,Seattle, Columbus, New York, Real Salt Lake, San Jose, Los Angeles, Dallas, Colorado, Vancouver, Portland, D.C. United, New England, Philadelphia.