Born: October 9, 1990
Birthplace: Happy News, Jamaica
College: Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
Previous Club: Austin Bold FC
Jason Johnson was acquired by FC Tulsa on August 2, 2021 from Austin Bold FC via transfer.
2021 (Austin Bold FC)
The 30-year-old began his 2021 campaign with Austin Bold FC. He only made eight appearances for Austin (two starts) before being transferred to FC Tulsa.
2020 (Louisville City FC)
Johnson’s powerful production in Phoenix landed him at Louisville City FC with the 2017 and 2018 USL Championship winners. He would make six appearances as a substitute and score one goal.
2017-2019 (Phoenix Rising FC)
Johnson would spend the best years of his career at newly rebranded club Phoenix Rising FC. He would tally 79 total appearances (51 starts), scoring 25 times and recording three assists.
The Phoenix Phenom would set career highs in goals and assists in the 2017 season, burying a club-leading 13 goals (T-5th in USL) and assisting his teammates on three occasions. He would make 29 appearances in both the 2017 and 2018 seasons, also a career high.
Phoenix Rising FC finished top five in the Western Conference every year Johnson contributed. Phoenix reached the USL Championship finals in 2018, and his production aided during Phoenix’s record-shattering 20-match win streak in 2019.
2016 (San Antonio FC)
After his one-year stint with the Fire, Johnson returned to USL with San Antonio FC. Johnson appeared 27 times that season (17 starts) and banged home three goals, including a brace in the season opener. All three goals came from outside the box.
2015 (Chicago Fire)
The Chicago Fire traded for Johnson in April of 2015 before he logged an appearance with the Dynamo. With Chicago, Johnson made 24 appearances (seven starts), scoring twice and recording his first professional assist.
2014 (Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC)
After being loaned to Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC on March 24 for the remainder of the season, Johnson would go on to make 12 appearances (eights starts) and score once.
2013-2014 (Houston Dynamo)
Johnson was selected by the Houston Dynamo 13th overall in the 2013 SuperDraft. He would make 21 appearances for the Dynamo (12 starts) and score twice. Johnson would net his first professional goal in his fourth MLS start on September 8 at home against New York Red Bulls. Johnson would also see playoff action in his rookie season, coming on as a substitute at Sporting Kansas City. In the Dynamo’s CONCACAF Champions League run that season, Johnson made four appearances, starting all four and scoring once.
Johnson would be loaned out to Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC after appearing in seven matches for Houston in 2014.
Johnson has three caps for Jamaica. He came on as a substitute in all three matches spanning from 2010-2013. Johnson was also a member of the Olympic qualifying squad for the Reggae Boyz in 2012.
Johnson played three years at Virginia Commonwealth University. In 60 appearances (45 starts), he notched 28 goals and 10 assists. He earned All-CAA second and third team awards, NSCAA Mid-Atlantic All-Region first and third teams, first team All-Atlantic 10, and Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year awards throughout his VCU career.
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