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Bruce Arena told reporters at seasons end that the Galaxy want to add a target forward, and it seems LA have a target in mind as Steven Goff today reports that the LA Galaxy are aggressively pursuing current Seattle Sounder Eddie Johnson.

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Bruce Arena told reporters at seasons end that the Galaxy want to add a target forward, and it seems LA have a target in mind as Steven Goff today reports that the LA Galaxy are aggressively pursuing current Seattle Sounder Eddie Johnson. Johnson has made it publicly known that he feels undervalued, so it'll be interesting to see if this pursuit comes down to money or opportunity.

A source in the Goff article claims that Johnson is done in Seattle and will not return. The clubs purported to be pursuing the strikers services also include Chivas USA and DC United. DC and Chivas USA have better draft picks to offer Seattle, while LA would likely have to rely of offers of allocation money. Then there's the matter of Johnson's long term future.

Both DC and Chivas will be able under the rules to offer Johnson a DP contract, which puts LA at a disadvantage money wise. However, they did just clear an expensive contract and if Johnson is willing to accept non-DP money they might be able to work out a deal.

Johnson would match well with Robbie Keane, who prefers to drop back and work with the midfielders over staying up top. It'd give Juninho and Donovan a target in the penalty area capable of finishing crosses, which really wasn't the case much of this past season. Teams found ways to shut Omar Gonzalez down on corners, and if Gonzalez wasn't in the box it'd take a ball falling to the grass for anything to happen.

More on this story as it develops.