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Seattle Sounders recruit Johnson comes clean on missed Puebla contract

New Seattle Sounders striker Eddie Johnson has revealed what happened in his failed move to Mexican club Puebla FC.

The former Fulham man became a Sounders player late last week, about two months after reportedly joining Puebla, but he has come clean about the botched dealings with the Mexicans.

"There were a lots of events going on under the table that I didn't know anything about, that I wasn't told," Johnson said.

"The club said I didn't pass my physical; I never took a physical. Then they said that I was unfit, but I trained in every training session and I did well, and the coach was happy with the way I trained.

"In the end, you live and you learn. It was a learning experience for me. Where I was in my career at the time, trying to get my career back on track, it didn't look good for me. But that's the truth in a nutshell. ... Those people out there that know the truth, know the truth."

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