Timbers F Eddie Johnson retires

Timbers F Eddie Johnson retires

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PORTLAND, OR - JULY 02: Eddie Johnson #10 of the Portland Timbers heads the ball against Aurelien Collin #10 and Chance Myers #7 of Sporting Kansas City on July 2, 2011 at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on April 21, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 3:21 AM

PORTLAND -- Portland Timbers forward Eddie Johnson has retired after a 10-year professional career in England and the United States.

The 27-year-old Johnson joined the Timbers before their inaugural season last year but has been hampered by injuries, including a third concussion in February.

Johnson's career started with Manchester United and he appeared with the first team during the 2003-04 season. He played for several English clubs before moving to the United States in 2009.

The Timbers also acquired forward Mike Fucito from the Montreal Impact in exchange for a second-round SuperDraft pick or an international roster slot next year, depending on his performance this season.

The 26-year-old Fucito was acquired by the Impact in a trade with Seattle in February. Last season, he had two goals and two assists, including 13 starts, for the Sounders.

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