New FC Tulsa signing Jason Johnson has recorded 28 regular-season goals in the USL Championship over his career. | Photo courtesy Beau Rouin / Austin Bold FC
TULSA, Okla. – FC Tulsa announced on Monday it had acquired Jamaican forward Jason Johnson from fellow Championship club Austin Bold FC via transfer agreement, pending league and federation approval. Terms of the transfer will not be disclosed, per club policy.
“Jason has been one the most dangerous players in the USL Championship since he arrived,” said FC Tulsa Head Coach Michael Nsien. "We believe the team needed a different type of striker profile to vary our attack. Jason will give us a vertical threat, and opponents will have to consider how high they can defend up the field because Jason can exploit space behind.
“He is also very good at holding the ball and allowing the team to gain space higher up the field. I'm looking forward to bringing him into our team as he’s known to be very hard working and an exceptional teammate.”
Johnson has recorded 28 goals in the USL Championship over his career, which saw him first draw acclaim as a college standout at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He was drafted in the First Round of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft by Houston Dynamo FC and scored his first MLS regular season goal against New Your Red Bulls during his rookie campaign.
Overall, Johnson scored four goals in an MLS uniform, including a Concacaf Champions League goal for the Dynamo in 2013 and two more regular season goals for Chicago Fire FC in 2015. Making a move to the USL Championship in 2016, Johnson has been one of the most potent scorers in the league over the last six seasons, where he suited up for San Antonio FC, Phoenix Rising FC, Louisville City FC and Austin Bold FC.
“I’m familiar with the talent within FC Tulsa, the way they play and I admire their style,” said Johnson. “I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to help the team reach our goals.”