Katie Johnson (footballer)
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).
|Full name||Katlyn Alicia Johnson Carreón|
|Date of birth||September 14, 1994|
|Place of birth||Monrovia, California, United States|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Chicago Red Stars|
|2018||Sky Blue FC||19||(4)|
|2019–||Chicago Red Stars||13||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 07, 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 October 2018
Early life and educationEdit
USC Trojans, 2012–2016Edit
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. 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.
Seattle Reign, 2017Edit
On January 12, 2017, Johnson was selected by Seattle Reign FC as the 16th overall selection in the 2017 NWSL College Draft. 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. Mostly coming off the bench as a substitute she finished the season with four goals and two assists.
Sky Blue, 2018Edit
Chicago Red Stars, 2019Edit
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.  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
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. She scored the lone Mexican goal in Mexico's 4–1 friendly loss to the United States on April 5, 2018.
Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first
|16 December 2015||Arena das Dunas, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil||Trinidad and Tobago||2015 International Tournament of Natal|
|10 February 2016||Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas, United States||Puerto Rico||2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying|
|4 February 2017||BC Place, Vancouver, Canada||Canada||Friendly match|
|5 April 2018||EverBank Field, Jacksonville, United States||United States||Friendly match|
|20 July 2018||Estadio Moderno Julio Torres, Barranquilla, Colombia||Trinidad and Tobago||2018 Central American and Caribbean Games|
|24 July 2018||Estadio Moderno Julio Torres, Barranquilla, Colombia||Nicaragua||2018 Central American and Caribbean Games|
|30 July 2018||Estadio Moderno Julio Torres, Barranquilla, Colombia||Costa Rica||2018 Central American and Caribbean Games|
|7 October 2018||Sahlen's Stadium, Cary||Trinidad and Tobago||CONCACAF Women's Championship|
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- "Sky Blue FC acquires Rebekah Stott and Katie Johson from Seattle," http://www.skybluefc.com/sky-blue-fc-acquires-rebekah-stott-and-katie-johnson-from-seattle-reign-fc/, accessed 19 Feb 2018
- "Player of the Week: Katie Johnson". August 21, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
- Azar, Joe (January 9, 2019). "Chicago Red Stars Acquire Katie Johnson". Chicago Red Stars. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
- "Red Stars kickoff Thorns Invitational against Portland". March 20, 2019. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
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- "K.Johnson". Retrieved August 2, 2018.