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Canadian striker Johnson signs with MLS

Canadian Under-23 national team striker Will Johnson has signed with Major League Soccer and could join his new MLS team within a week, sources confirmed to SBI on Saturday. The former Heerenveen striker and one-time Chicago Fire player is the target of multiple MLS teams.

The Chicago Fire still holds Johnson’s rights, meaning teams interested in Johnson must strike a deal with the Fire, which retained his rights after offering him an MLS contract in 2006, which Johnson turned down before accepting a deal with Heerenveen.

So where might Johnson go? Toronto FC makes sense, consider he is from Toronto and TFC needs a striker, but sources tell SBI that Toronto is not in the mix.

Where do you think Johnson should go? Do you think Johnson has what it takes to be an impact player in MLS? Share your thoughts below.


  1. Saw this kid in the Olympic qualifiers and he was one the best, if not THE best, players in the tournament. Excellent signing for MLS.

    And as some have already mentioned, this kid is more of an attacking midfielder, withdrawn forward than a pure striker. Lots of MLS teams could use his talents.


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