U.S. F Johnson loaned to Greek team Aris

December 31, 2009

LONDON -- American forward Eddie Johnson has been loaned from Fulham to the Greek club Aris through June.

The 25-year-old has just four appearances for the Cottagers this season, making his first start since March 2008 in a League Cup match against Manchester City and entering as a reserve in Premier League games against Aston Villa and West Ham and a Europa League qualifier against Vetra.

Johnson left Major League Soccer's Kansas City Wizards to sign with Fulham in January 2008, then was loaned to Cardiff City for the 2008-9 season. He last month made his first appearance for the U.S. national team since June 2008.

Fulham announced the loan Thursday.

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