Eddie Johnson returns to MLS with Sounders FC

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Eddie Johnson is returning to Major League Soccer.

The American forward signed with MLS and was selected by Montreal on Friday with the top pick in the league's allocation process. The expansion Impact then traded Johnson to Seattle for forward Mike Fucito and midfielder Lamar Neagle.

Johnson, who turns 28 next month, played in MLS for Dallas (2001-06) and Kansas City (2007-08) before signing in England with Fulham. He was little used by the Cottagers, making just 18 appearances and getting loaned to Cardiff City, Preston North End and Greece's Aris.

The Mexican club Puebla said in December it had signed Johnson then said he failed a physical exam and did not complete the deal.

A member of the 2006 U.S. World Cup team, Johnson has 12 goals in 42 international appearances.