Not So Fast On The Eddie Johnson Deal

Not So Fast On The Eddie Johnson Deal

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 17, 2011
  • Eddie Johnson, Features

Eddie Johnson is ducking his way out of his MLS deal. (Getty Image)

Just as quickly as Major League Soccer announced that they had signed striker Eddie Johnson, the deal looks to be in jeopardy. If you look at the league’s website the article announcing the deal is also gone. Here’s why:

Steve Goff is reporting this morning that Johnson is having second thoughts about signing with the league and is asking for more money. Only one team was said to be okay with the salary figured that were asked for too.

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Johnson balked at a three-year deal that would have started off with a pro-rated year of $175,000 and gone up to $275,000 by 2013.

Johnson, who is currently out of contract, can continue to look for a new deal in Europe. He could still end up in MLS as the roster freeze deadline in the league isn’t until September 15.