Well…a day after cautioning the return of Adam Johansson and his need for playing time, the Sounders make a move. Obviously something had to happen with Johansson given the situation with Yedlin and his remarkable play. Not to mention the heavy salary load that is carried by Johansson.
That being said, the idea of just throwing out Brad Evans and presumably Zach Scott as a late fill in, if AND when they will be needed.
Evans is a flexible player and I don’t really hate having him out in a fullback spot. But I like him so much better in the midfield and would rather him starting out there or even coming off the bench.
The question really is how much room financially does this create for the front office? It doesn’t really matter if Zach Scott or Brad Evans is the number two on the depth charts, I mean it’s less than ideal but it isn’t the end of the world. Both are going to be used rather consistently anyways.
But losing Johansson is about more than just having other players that can fill the role. They can fill that same role with and do so without being owed so much money and having a bit of extra money come the middle of the season, right before a late MLS Cup run at the end of July, wouldn’t be the worse thing in the world.