I found this tidbit interesting from Brian Straus (link HERE):
Johnson’s desire to be a DP ended his two-year tenure with the Seattle Sounders. There was interest from the L.A. Galaxy, where there also was a DP glut, as well as the Portland Timbers, Philadelphia Union and United.
Please, PLEASE don't let this discussion devolve into a bash-fest of EJ.
I posted this simply because I hadn't heard it reported previously and I find it interesting that Portland had interest in EJ.