Salary cap will force Seattle Sounders to part ways with Johansson

Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid has indicated that they will soon release Adam Johansson.

The Swedish right-back, who arrived from Goteborg at the end of 2011, will be waived as the Sounders cannot fit him in their salary cap.

“Johansson’s is a situation where we’re going to part ways,” Schmid told the Seattle Times.

“It’s really a salary cap situation primarily. Also with the trade for Shalrie Joseph, and we know that Brad Evans has played some at right back, so that’s a consideration that we have moving forward — that Brad would go back there.

“It’s very important for Adam’s career for him to have regular first-team minutes, because he’s on the Swedish national team. And with Brad maybe dropping to right back, (DeAndre Yedlin‘s) development, that might not have made that an all regular basis for him. The main issue is just salary cap and to make things work at the end of the day.”

Sweden international Jonhansson made 21 appearances for the Sounders in 2012, providing two assists.

 
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