Johannsson extends AZ contract to 2018

Johannsson extends AZ contract to 2018

U.S. Men's National Team

Johannsson extends AZ contract to 2018

Aron Johannsson AZ Alkmaar (Getty Images)

By CAITLIN MURRAY

Aron Johannsson should be playing for AZ Alkmaar up until at least the 2018 World Cup.

The U.S. Men’s National Team striker, who made the 23-man roster for Brazil, has signed a contract extension with AZ through summer 2018, the club announced Friday.

“Aron has quickly developed into the forefront of AZ. With this new contract, we want to reward him for his good performance,” AZ director of football Ernie Stewart said in a Dutch-language statement Friday. “It’s amazing that he immediately became top scorer. Hopefully Aron continues along this path, so he’s going to deliver much more beauty.”

Johannsson was the top scorer for AZ last season with 25 goals in all competitions and AZ finished eighth in the league.

The 23-year-old will represent the U.S. when they begin their World Cup campaign June 16 against Ghana in Brazil.

What do you think of this news? Think it would be a good move for Johannsson to stay with AZ as the 2018 World Cup approaches? Think he can continue to be a top scorer in the Eredivisie?

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