Samantha Johnson

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Samantha 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 26)
Place of birth Palmdale, California, United States
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Chicago Red Stars
Number 16
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 USC Trojans 62 (10)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Chicago Red Stars 70 (0)
2014 Sydney FC (loan) 13 (0)
2016–2017 Melbourne Victory (loan) 11 (0)
National team
2008 United States U17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 23, 2017.

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

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]

Loan to Sydney FC[edit]

In September 2014, it was announced that Johnson was to be loaned to Sydney FC in the W-League (Australia).[6]

Loan to Melbourne Victory[edit]

In October 2016, Johnson was loaned to Melbourne Victory for the 2016–17 W-League season.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Johnson has a sponsorship for headbands.[9]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Red Stars Loan Samantha Johnson To Sydney FC". Chicago Red Stars. 
  7. ^ "Melbourne Victory announce Henninger and Johnson as full squad is completed". The Women's Game. October 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Victory finalises W-League squad for 2016/17 season". Melbourne Victory. October 21, 2016. 
  9. ^ Chicago Red Stars vs. Western New York Flash – August 16, 2014. National Women's Soccer League. August 16, 2014 – via YouTube. 

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