Displaying skill, vision and versatility, Johnson has shown signs of bringing a different element to the U.S. midfield. He became a part of the U.S. National Team after having a change of association request granted by FIFA. Born in Munich, Germany to an American serviceman and a German mother, Johnson represented Germany at the youth national team level, and earned a medal as part of the side the captured the 2009 U-21 European Championship. The versatile player received his first call up to the U.S. team in 2011 ahead of the matches against Costa Rica and Belgium and earned his first cap in the match against France. Currently playing for Hoffenheim in the German Bundesliga, he began his career at TSV 1860 Munich before spending the previous two seasons at Wolfsburg.
- Earned his first cap for the U.S. when he entered as a substitute on Nov. 11, 2011, against France
- Granted approval for a change of association by FIFA in the fall of 2011
- Holds both a German and USA passport and has represented Germany at the youth level