Fulham announced the news on their website this afternoon. The contract runs through the summer of 2011. Now we await confirmation on the transfer fee paid to MLS and what portion of that Kansas City will get. EJ joins fellow Americans Kasey Keller, Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey, and Brian McBride at Craven Cottage. With 15 games left, Fulham sits in 19th out of the 20 English Premier League teams and are 5 points back of relegation safety. This is familiar territory for a team that finished in 16th position last season, one point clear of relegation. Rumors are flying that a replacement is in the works for manager Roy Hodgson, hired less than a month ago to replace Lawrie Sanchez, but Hodgson has brought in a batch of transfers to try to save their season. Can Eddie help them do just that?
UPDATE: KCW confirm the signing in a press release (later rereleased). Luis Bueno’s take on the turn of events is here: Slip of the Tongue.