By DAN KARELL
The Seattle Sounders have signed a ready-made replacement for Eddie Johnson.
After trading for Kenny Cooper’s rights last week, the Sounders announced Thursday that they have signed Cooper to a new contract. The Sounders acquired Cooper from FC Dallas along with allocation money in exchange for veteran defensive midfielder Adam Moffat. Per league and team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Cooper, coming off his worst scoring season in Major League Soccer since his second year with FC Dallas in 2007, will bolster a Sounders attack that already includes Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey. The Sounders announced on Tuesday that they had traded the embattled Johnson to D.C. United in exchange for allocation money.
The 29-year-old forward was made available by FC Dallas (and the New York Red Bulls during the last offseason) due to his large salary figures, which paid him a base salary of $275,000 in 2012 and $325,000 in 2013. Cooper scored just six goals in 31 matches for FC Dallas last season.
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