Sounders trade Eddie Johnson to D.C. United
Rumors of Eddie Johnson's departure from Sounders FC had persisted for five weeks since the season's end, so once it was made official in Tuesday's trade to D.C. United, most of the shock factor of Seattle losing its top scorer the past two years had worn off.
Sounder at Heart
Sounders sign goalkeeper Steve Clark, immediately trade him to Crew
It would appear the Seattle Sounders had several fall-back options in the instance that Michael Gspurning was unwilling to take a pay cut.
Globe and Mail
TFC trades goalkeeper Stefan Frei's rights to Seattle Sounders
Toronto FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei reacts as he stops the ball just short of the line during the second half of an MLS soccer game against Philadelphia Union, Saturday May 28, 2011, in Toronto.
Seattle declines option on GK Gspurning
The 2013 season was Gspurning's second with the club. He was a finalist for MLS goalkeeper of the year in 2012, but by the end of the 2013 season had lost his starting job on a regular basis.