Johnson Headed To RSL?

Johnson Headed To RSL?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 22, 2008
  • Summer Transfers, Trades, Will Johnson

We all know of Canadian striker Will Johnson and his return to Major League Soccer. But the biggest question would be, where would he end up? Now it looks as though one club has emerged as the front-runner to land Johnson from his former club Chicago.

Real Salt Lake is that club. No word on what RSL would be giving up to Chicago but my guess is some allocation and draft picks (like always huh?).

RSL is looking to make the playoffs for the first time in their club’s history and adding some depth at striker would certainly help that out. Johnson played for Chicago before going to Dutch club Herenveen in 2006 and has looked good for the Canadian national side.

I like RSL’s agressive nature in going after another striker here before the final nine games of the season. They are a club that can score in bunches as we’ve seen but they do have a tendency to go cold for stretches of time and with a tough schedule remaining they need all the depth they can get at striker to ensure they reach the playoffs.

What do you make of Johnson going to RSL? Anyone shocked by Toronto not being in the mix for his services?