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Johnson to leave Borussia Monchengladbach at end of season

Fabian Johnson will not return to Borussia Monchengladbach following the end of this current Bundesliga season.

Gladbach confirmed on Monday that Johnson’s contract will not be renewed this summer after a mutual agreement between the club and player. Johnson will be allowed to search for a new club this summer after six years with the German club.

The 32-year-old joined Monchengladbach from Hoffenheim in 2014 and since has totaled 140 appearances in all competitions, scoring 15 goals. Johnson has played as both a full back and in midfielder for Gladbach, however injuries have plagued the veteran over the past three seasons.

After amassing 30+ appearances in each of his first three seasons at Gladbach, Johnson has only totaled 37 total since the beginning of the 2017-18′ season. A muscular injury has sidelined him for the return of Bundesliga play this Summer, failing to appear since Feb. 1st in a 2-2 draw with RB Leipzig.

Johnson has earned 57 caps with the U.S. Men’s National Team and previously stated his interest in returning to international football. His last appearance for the USMNT came in 2017, but could provide veteran experience in Gregg Berhalter’s squad.

MLS is a possibility for Johnson who previously was linked with FC Cincinnati at the end of 2019. Should Johnson make the move to MLS, he would have to go through the allocation order, in which LAFC currently holds the top spot.

Borussia Monchengladbach are in a race for a top-four finish in the Bundesliga with four matches remaining. They are currently fourth in the league standings, beating out Bayer Leverkusen on goal difference.


  1. I think his most likely scenario is he stays in Germany. He had his chance to come here and didn’t make it happen. He’s a little old and out of favor to come here trying for a last NT chance. I also don’t get the sense like Henry or Jones or Beckham that his goal in life was ever to end up here. But who knows.

    • Yeah I concur. Doesn’t seem he’s every been all that enamored with MLS, and it’s not likely he’d even be a DP in MLS at this point (though I’m sure some MLS team would find a way to get him a decent wage packet if that’s what he wanted).

      • I mean, like, Griezmann is basically screaming, i want to go there in 2022, here are the teams i’d like to play for. i think it’s an interesting reversal when the earnie stewart types finally come back here, but to me MLS should spend its time on the ones who really really want to be here. for starters, i think they tend to be more positive ambassadors for the league, or even stay here and get involved a owners or coaches.

      • Screaming when my contract ends in 4 years and I’m ready to retire I’d like to still get paid while partying it up in Hollywood or South Beach.

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