Eddie Johnson close to joining D.C. United, report says

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Post writer Steven Goff says United is "smitten" with the idea of adding the Sounders forward.

UPDATEAnother report now says this is a virtually done deal. We'll use this space for further updates.

It would appear as if we can start calling him ex-Seattle Sounders forward Eddie Johnson. Based on the reporting of the Washington Post's Steven Goff, D.C. United is close to adding two-time Sounders leading scorer. The deal is apparently not yet finalized, and the terms are not entirely clear, but an announcement could come as soon as Tuesday.

As of right now, the indications are that allocation money would be the currency of the trade. There aren't many players on United's roster who are likely expendable and of interest to the Sounders and it's unlikely the No. 1 pick in next month's SuperDraft is in play.

But considering the level of roster churn the Sounders are currently experiencing, allocation money might be the the thing in which the Sounders are most interested. The Sounders have already made a significant step toward replacing Johnson by acquiring Kenny Cooper's rights from FC Dallas, but the forward has not yet signed with the Sounders.

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