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Johnson Returns to Rising FC Attack

By Staff, 12/06/18, 4:11PM EST


Jamaican forward has recorded 22 goals over past two seasons for Western Conference champion

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising FC announced on Thursday it had re-signed forward Jason Johnson for the 2019 season pending federation and league approval. Per club policy, the details of the contract will not be made public.

Johnson has scored 22 goals for Rising FC in his first two seasons with the club, second only to Chris Cortez on the team and tied for seventh in the league over that span. Johnson has also recorded five assists and logged 49 key passes over the past two seasons while making 63 appearances in Rising FC’s colors.

The 28-year-old has flourished since his arrival in Phoenix, scoring a number of highlight-reel goals that included a scissor-kick finish against Tulsa Roughnecks FC that landed on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10 and is currently a contender for the USL Fans’ Choice Goal of the Year.

“I am grateful and happy to have the opportunity to play for this organization again,” said Johnson. “Together we will keep rising as one. Let’s make some more memories Phoenix!”

Prior to joining Phoenix, Johnson spent the 2016 USL Championship with San Antonio FC, where he recorded three goals in 27 appearances for the club. A former member of the Houston Dynamo and Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer, Johnson has made three appearances internationally for the Jamaican national team.

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