Former Sounder Eddie Johnson is still upset about his compensation in the MLS, voicing that frustration on Twitter Saturday.

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Former Sounders forward Eddie Johnson had a busy afternoon on Twitter during Seattle’s disappointing 2-0 loss to New York City FC Saturday.

The retired striker apparently was less than thrilled with what he was seeing on the field, throwing shade at first-year forward Nelson Valdez, implying Valdez hasn’t lived up to his salary thus far.

Johnson launched a series of tweets ripping Valdez and arguing his $100,000 salary was a bargain in comparison to Valdez’s. Johnson’s frustrations with his MLS compensation has also been no secret.

“What I’ve learned through all of this is that you work for a business,” Johnson said in a recent interview with the Seattle Times. “We play for the Sounders or D.C. United, but we’re still owned by the league. Once you can no longer be fit to do service for your company, it’s a business. They move on. It’s one of the things that I expected, but it still hurts at the end of the day.”