Johnson still needs to mature

February 17, 2006
By Ives Galarcep
Here's the spin you have heard about Eddie Johnson's trade to Kansas City. FC Dallas needed to clear salary cap space, Johnson is going to miss a ton of matches this year because of U.S. national team duty and he's probably leaving MLS next season anyway, if not sooner. So Dallas parts ways with arguably one of the league's most exciting players and most valuable commodities for an allocation. You read that right, an allocation.

What would possess a team to effectively give away one ...

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