International striker Jason Johnson has signed with San Antonio FC for the upcoming 2016 season, the team announced on Tuesday afternoon.
“Jason comes to us with significant playing time in Major League Soccer, so he arrives with a considerable amount of experience,” said SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell. “He’s an exciting striker who is very quick. We are looking forward to working with him and helping make him a top player in the USL.”
Johnson spent the 2015 season with the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer, where he scored two goals in 20 matches. He was originally drafted by the Houston Dynamo 2013 MLS SuperDraft and played in 21 matches for Houston before being traded to Chicago.
“I’m obviously very excited to join the club,” said Johnson. “Throughout my career, I have noticed it is very important to be a part of a place that you feel welcome and are willing to give your all in, and I feel that way about this organization. I am excited to get on the field and give my heart and soul for the club.”
San Antonio FC will open their first season in the Alamo City on the road April 3 against the Seattle Sounders 2 before returning home for their home opener on April 9 against the Swope Park Rangers at Toyota Field.