LA Galaxy Club President Chris Klein: LA a "long shot" in Eddie Johnson chase

16 December 6:34 pm

LA Galaxy Club President Chris Klein: LA a "long shot" in Eddie Johnson chase

By Adam Serrano

CARSON, Calif. – Any chance for LA Galaxy to acquire Seattle Sounders FC forward Eddie Johnson is a “long shot” according to Club President Chris Klein.

A report in the Washington Post on Saturday stated that the Galaxy were among three teams (D.C. United and Chivas USA being the others) interested in Johnson, who scored nine goals and two assists during a tumultuous 2013 season for Seattle. The rumor comes amid statements from LA head coach and general manager Bruce Arena and Klein himself, that the Galaxy are interested in acquiring a target forward ahead of the 2014 season.

During a town hall forum with Landon Donovan during the club’s “Meet Your Seat” event on Sunday, Klein responded to the rumors.

“The rumors are out that we’re interested in him… it’s an odd thing, but he will not be back in Seattle, we know that for sure. Eddie’s a player that has done great things, he’s scored a lot of goals and he’s part of the national team,” Klein said. “I don’t want to say that we’re not interested in Eddie, but I think that it will be a longshot for him to be in a Galaxy uniform come 2014. However, we’re always looking for players who can add to what [our team does]. We’ll always be in the market."

Klein also noted that the Galaxy will have Marcelo Sarvas and Juninho returning for 2014 stating that the club feels “good about what they have” in central midfield which includes Baggio Husidic who was signed last month.

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