(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: The Angel City Football Club (ACFC) has reinforced its upcoming 2023 roster with yet another strong addition. This comes in the person of Katie Johnson, a native Angelina, a USC Trojan alumnae, and a former member of the Mexican Women’s National Soccer team. ACFC acquired her in a recent deal made with the San Diego Wave and she is very excited to play for the City of Angels that she grew up in.
Take a look at the press announcement that has been issued by the Club’s Media/Public Relations Department.
ANGEL CITY FOOTBALL CLUB SIGNS MEXICAN AMERICAN MIDFIELDER/FORWARD KATIE JOHNSON
LOS ANGELES (January 26, 2023) – Angel City Football Club (ACFC) has announced the signing of midfielder/forward and former Mexico Women’s National Team player Katie Johnson to a two-year contract with no option.
“I’m so excited to play at BMO Stadium, feeling the environment and community that has already grown in one year,” said Johnson. “I want to bring championships and trophies to Angel City and to LA. I’ve had pretty good success at home in LA in high school, and in college at USC, so to hopefully bring one to Angel City would be a big accomplishment.”
“Katie brings league and international experience that is so valuable,” said Angel City Football Club General Manager Angela Hucles Mangano. “We are looking forward to starting the season off with her on our roster and integrating her into our system and team.”
Johnson comes to ACFC from San Diego Wave FC, where she spent the 2022 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season with the expansion club, appearing in 15 regular-season matches for a total of 701 minutes. She contributed three assists on the season, helping the Wave FC make their first playoff appearance during their inaugural season.
Drafted 16th overall in the 2017 NWSL Draft by Seattle Reign FC, Johnson is entering her sixth season in the league. She has also played for Sky Blue FC (which is now NJ/NY Gotham FC) and Chicago Red Stars. While in Chicago, she split her time as a forward and midfielder.
In 2015, Johnson made her debut for the Mexico Women’s National Team (MWNT), eventually scoring eight goals through international competition in her career. Johnson competed in several tournaments with the MWNT, including the 2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament, 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games, and 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship.
Originally from the Los Angeles Metropolitan area, Johnson has deep roots in Southern California. She spent her collegiate career as a USC Trojan, scoring 24 goals in 83 matches. She was named Most Outstanding Player on Offense in the 2016 College Cup, as she scored the game-winner in the semifinal and two goals in the final to secure the second National Championship for the Trojans.