Samantha Johnson

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Samantha Martel Johnson
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Johnson with Chicago Red Stars in 2015
Personal information
Full name Samantha Martel Johnson
Date of birth (1991-06-10) June 10, 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Palmdale, California, United States
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Playing position Defender, midfielder
Club information
Current team
Utah Royals FC
Number 16
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 USC Trojans 82 (15)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2018 Chicago Red Stars 68 (0)
2014 Sydney FC (loan) 13 (0)
2016–2017 Melbourne Victory (loan) 11 (0)
2018 Utah Royals FC
National team
2008 United States U17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 26, 2018

Samantha Martel Johnson (born June 10, 1991)[1] is an American professional soccer defender who currently plays for National Women's Soccer League club Utah Royals FC.

College career[edit]

Johnson attended the University of Southern California between 2009 and 2012. In her final match for the USC Trojans, she scored the game-winning goal in a 2–1 win over rivals UCLA Bruins.[2][3]

Club career[edit]

Chicago Red Stars (NWSL)[edit]

In March 2014, Johnson joined Chicago Red Stars in the National Women's Soccer League for their preseason, after attending their 2014 Open Tryouts.[4] Johnson played 12 games and tallied one assist, before suffering from facial lacerations in a game against the Western New York Flash on June 18. This ended the rookie's season.[5] On June 18, 2018 Johnson was traded to the Utah Royals FC. [6]

Loan to Sydney FC[edit]

In September 2014, it was announced that Johnson was to be loaned to Sydney FC in the W-League.[7]

Loan to Melbourne Victory[edit]

In October 2016, Johnson was loaned to Melbourne Victory for the 2016–17 W-League season.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Player Profile – Samantha Johnson". Chicago Red Stars. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Samantha Johnson – 2012 Women's Soccer Roster". University of Southern California Official Athletic Site. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Samantha Johnson named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week". University of Southern California Official Athletic Site. November 6, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Red Stars Announce 2014 Preseason Roster". Chicago Red Stars. 
  5. ^ "Red Stars Downed 2–0 By WNY Flash". Chicago Red Stars. 
  6. ^ "Trade alert: Press, Johnson to Utah; Huerta, Comeau to Houston; Elby to Chicago".  Unknown parameter |Date= ignored (|date= suggested) (help)
  7. ^ "Red Stars Loan Samantha Johnson To Sydney FC". Chicago Red Stars. 
  8. ^ "Melbourne Victory announce Henninger and Johnson as full squad is completed". The Women's Game. October 21, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Victory finalises W-League squad for 2016/17 season". Melbourne Victory. October 21, 2016. 

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