Katie Johnson (footballer)

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Katie Johnson
Personal information
Full nameKatlyn Alicia Johnson Carreón [1]
Date of birth (1994-09-14) September 14, 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Monrovia, California, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Chicago Red Stars
Number 33
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2012–2016 USC Trojans 83 (24)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2017 Seattle Reign 23 (4)
2018 Sky Blue FC 19 (4)
2019– Chicago Red Stars 13 (1)
National team
2015– Mexico 21 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of August 07, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 October 2018 [2]

Katlyn Alicia "Katie" Johnson Carreón (born September 14, 1994) is an U.S.-born Mexican footballer who plays as a forward for the Mexico women's national football team and the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).

United States Federal republic in North America

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe, which is 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Most of the country is located contiguously in North America between Canada and Mexico.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Mexico womens national football team womens national association football team representing Mexico

The Mexico women's national football team represents Mexico on the international stage. The squad is governed by the Mexican Football Federation and competes within CONCACAF, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. Holding gold medals in the Central American and Caribbean Games and a silver medal in the Pan American Games, La Tri's senior squad is currently ranked 27 1 (12 July 2019). The team also boasts one silver and one bronze in the Women's World Cup, though these accomplishments are not officially recognized, as they took place prior to FIFA's recognition of the women's game. When it placed second in 1971, Mexico hosted the second edition of this unofficial tournament. In addition to its senior team, Mexico fields U-20 and U-17 squads as well, with the latter having reached the final during the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

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Early life and education

Born and raised in Monrovia, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, Johnson is the daughter of Dennis Johnson and Esther Carreón. Her sister, Isabelle, also played soccer for USC. [3]

Monrovia, California City in California, United States

Monrovia is a city located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 36,590 at the 2010 census, down from 36,929 in 2000. Monrovia has been used for filming TV shows, movies and commercials.

Johnson attended Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Canada, California and was a high school All-American soccer player. She scored 57 goals during her high school career. [3]

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is a private, all-girls Catholic high school in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles run by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose. It is located in La Cañada Flintridge, California, on a 41 acres (170,000 m2) campus near the San Gabriel Mountains.

USC Trojans, 2012–2016

Johnson played forward for the USC Trojan's women's soccer team in the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016 seasons. She was injured and did not play in the 2015 season. During her four seasons she appeared in 83 games and scored 24 goals and had 6 assists. [4] Johnson was named the Most Outstanding Player on Offense in the 2016 College Cup, scoring the only goal in the semi-final and two goals in the final to lead USC to its second national championship in women's soccer. [5]

NCAA Division I Womens Soccer Championship

The NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship, sometimes known as the Women's College Cup, is an American college soccer tournament conducted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and determines the Division I women's national champion.

Club career

Seattle Reign, 2017

On January 12, 2017, Johnson was selected by Seattle Reign FC as the 16th overall selection in the 2017 NWSL College Draft. [6] She made her debut for the club in a match against the Houston Dash on April 22, 2017 and scored her first goal helping the Reign win 5–1. [7] Mostly coming off the bench as a substitute she finished the season with four goals and two assists.

The 2017 NWSL College Draft was held on January 12, 2017 at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention in Los Angeles, California.

Houston Dash professional womens soccer team based in Houston, Texas

The Houston Dash is a professional women's soccer team based in Houston, Texas. They joined the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) in the 2014 season.

Sky Blue, 2018

In January 2018, Johnson was traded to Sky Blue FC. [8] She was named Player of the Week for Week 21 of the 2018 NWSL season after scoring 2 goals in Sky Blue's 2–2 draw against the Utah Royals. [9]

Sky Blue FC professional soccer club in Piscataway Township, New Jersey, USA

Sky Blue FC is a professional soccer team based in Piscataway Township, New Jersey, which has participated in the National Women's Soccer League since 2013. From 2009 to 2011, the team played in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS).

Chicago Red Stars, 2019

In January 2019, the Chicago Red Stars announced they had acquired Johnson from Sky Blue FC in exchange for the sixth overall pick and highest second-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft. [10] Johnson had her first appearance for the Red Stars as a substitute for Sam Kerr in the 46th minute of a 2-1 loss to the Portland Thorns in the 2019 Thorns Spring Invitational preseason tournament [11]

International career

Johnson was eligible to play for either the United States or Mexico national teams, as she was born in the U.S. to a Mexico-born mother. She ultimately chose to represent Mexico at the senior level. Johnson made her debut on 9 December 2015 in a 0–3 loss against Canada at the International Women's Football Tournament of Natal of that year.

Shortly after, she appeared in two matches and scored one goal for the Mexico national team in the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship. Mexico did not qualify to play in the Olympics. [12] She scored the lone Mexican goal in Mexico's 4–1 friendly loss to the United States on April 5, 2018.

She scored three goals at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games helping Mexico win the gold medal. [13]

International goals

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first

No.DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1
16 December 2015 Arena das Dunas, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago
1–0
3–0
2015 International Tournament of Natal
2
10 February 2016 Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas, United States Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico
6–0
6–0
2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying
3
4 February 2017 BC Place, Vancouver, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2–3
2–3
Friendly match
4
5 April 2018 EverBank Field, Jacksonville, United States Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1–4
1–4
Friendly match
5
20 July 2018 Estadio Moderno Julio Torres, Barranquilla, Colombia Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago
4–1
5–1
2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
6
24 July 2018 Estadio Moderno Julio Torres, Barranquilla, Colombia Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua
2–0
4–0
2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
7
30 July 2018 Estadio Moderno Julio Torres, Barranquilla, Colombia Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica
3–1
3–1
2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
8
7 October 2018 Sahlen's Stadium, Cary Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago
2–1
4–1
CONCACAF Women's Championship

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