HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Atlanta United on December 11, 2016 in exchange for General Allocation Money and Targeted Allocation Money. (Atlanta acquired Johnson from Chicago on December 11, 2016 in exchange for General Allocation Money.)
The excellent shot-stopper will be hoping to make a new start in New York after seven seasons with the Chicago Fire. With solid performances he could get a shot with the USMNT.
INTERNATIONAL: Johnson has been in the USMNT mix since January 2011, when he earned his first cap with the senior team in a friendly against Chile. A member of the US team at the 2009 U-20 World Cup and the U-23 squad at the 2012 Olympic qualifiers, Johnson has spent most of his senior national team career battling with Bill Hamid for a spot as a young understudy. His most notable appearance for the US came in 2013, when he played one game in the team’s run to the Gold Cup title.
COLLEGE: Started in both of his two seasons at the University of Central Florida, racking up seven shutouts and 191 saves in 37 career games.