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May 20, 2022
Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson

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Position:

Forward

Height:

5’8

Jersey Number:

33

DOB:

September 14, 1994

Age:

27

Hometown:

Monrovia, California

Citizenship:

USA

College:

University of Southern California

Last Club:

Chicago Red Stars

HOW ACQUIRED: ACQUIRED VIA MULTI-PLAYER TRADE WITH THE CHICAGO RED STARS AHEAD OF THE 2022 NWSL DRAFT; TRADE ALSO INCLUDED KELSEY TURNBOW AND MAKENZY DONIAK

PROFESSIONAL: Johnson is a native of Monrovia who played collegiately at the University of Southern California before being drafted into the NWSL in 2017 by Seattle Reign FC as the 16th overall pick. In 2018 she was traded to Sky Blue FC. She was named Player of the Week for week 21 of the 2018 NWSL season. In 2019 Johnson was acquired by Chicago Red Stars from Sky Blue FC in exchange for the sixth overall pick and highest second-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft. She scored twice in 26 games (10 starts) for Chicago in the NWSL season and has collected 10 goals over 82 career NWSL games.

INTERNATIONAL: Johnson debuted for Mexico’s Women’s National Team in December 2015, while still a collegiate athlete at USC. She scored once for Mexico in Olympic qualifying in 2016 and scored three goals at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games as Mexico won the gold medal. She has eight goals in 23 international appearances.

COLLEGE: During her four seasons at USC she appeared in 83 games and scored 24 goals and had 6 assists. She was named the Most Outstanding Player on Offense in the 2016 NCAA College Cup, scoring the only goal in the semi-final and two goals in the final to lead USC to its second national championship in women’s soccer.

PERSONAL: Born and raised in Monrovia, California, Johnson is the daughter of an American father, Dennis Johnson, and a Mexican mother, Esther Carreón. Her sister, Isabelle, also played soccer for USC. Johnson was a high school All-American soccer player at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy where she scored 57 goals during her high school career.

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