Afternoon Ticker: Johnson scores, Deco transfers and more

Afternoon Ticker: Johnson scores, Deco transfers and more

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Afternoon Ticker: Johnson scores, Deco transfers and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO 

Eddie Johnson's pursuit for playing time under new Fulham manager Mark Hughes took a step in the right direction as Johnson scored in the club's 5-1 win against Werder Bremen on Saturday.

Johnson netted the final goal in the match, receiving a pass in space from Zoltan Gera before finishing from 10 yards out. Jonhson did not start the match. 

Fellow American Clint Dempsey started the match at forward and played 61 minutes.

Here are more stories from Saturday:

Deco signs with Fluminense

Deco has found a new home. 

The former Chelsea midfielder has agreed to a two-year deal with Brazilian club Fluminense, and is expected to be presented to press on Monday. A Brazilian-born Portuguese international, Deco will link up with former Chelsea teammate Juliano Belletti at Fluminense.

Bayern Munich wins pre-season cup

Bayern Munich won the Liga total! Cup 2010 title, defeating Schalke 04 2-0 on Saturday. Goals from German national team standouts Miroslav Klose and Thomas Muller paved the way for the victory.

Schalke and potential U.S. national team midfielder Jermaine Jones, who scored the winner in the club's semifinal match last week, did not play.

Arteta signs long-term deal with Everton

Mikel Arteta has agreed to a new five-year deal with Everton, ending speculation about his future. Arteta, 28, had been linked with Arsenal and teams in his native Spain, but the midfielder will stay at the club that he has played at since 2005.

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How much playing time do you expect Johnson to get this season? Do you see Deco retiring in Brazil? Think Bayern Munich will claim the Bundesliga title to go along with its pre-season cup win? Glad to see Arteta secure a long-term deal with Everton?

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