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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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