U.S. Soccer
Aron Johannsson
Men's National Team

Aron Johannsson

Forward Caps/Goals - 19/4
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    6-0 / 165

  • Hometown

    Mobile, Ala.

  • Club

    Werder Bremen (Germany)

With a tremendous knack for creating scoring chances and having a nose for the goal, Johannsson was thrown into the fray for head coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad in the late summer of 2013. Shortly after his application to FIFA for a change of association was approved on Aug. 13, the former Iceland U-21 forward made his U.S. MNT debut the next day against Bosnia-Herzegovina. After starting his pro career at Aarhus in Denmark, he moved to AZ Alkmaar and the club of U.S. international teammate Jozy Altidore where he promptly led the team in scoring. His efforts for club and country led to his inclusion on the roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Career highlights:

  • A part of the roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, he entered as a substitute for Jozy Altidore in the 2-1 win against Ghana in the USA’s opening  group match
  • Scored a stoppage-time, game-winning goal in the USA’s 3-2 victory against Panama on Oct. 15, 2013, in the final match of the Hexagonal
  • Finished his first full season at AZ Alkmaar with 21 goals in all competitions
  • Garnered the fastest hat trick in the Danish Superliga with three goals in the first 3:50 of a 4-1 AGF Aarhus victory against AC Horsens on Aug. 27, 2012
  • A member of IMG Academy’s 2007-08 Development Academy squad

Named to the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster...Has played in three matches for the MNT this year, starting all three... Made his first start since 2013 against Denmark on March 25... Tallied his third career goal in the same match, his first of 2015... 2014: Appeared in two games in 2014, subbing on in the 61st minute against Azerbaijan in the first game of the Send-Off Series on May 27 and also subbing on in the MNT's first game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Ghana on June 16 in the 22nd minute when Jozy Altidore went down with an injury … Scored in the 81st minute against Azerbaijan off of a corner kick from Brad Davis to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead … 2013: Johannsson earned six caps, two starts and tallied a goal in 213 total minutes in his first year with the U.S. MNT … Made his U.S. MNT debut as a second-half sub during the USA’s 4-3 victory against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Aug. 14, just one day after his application to FIFA for a change of association was approved … Scored the game-winning goal in stoppage time of the USA’s 3-2 victory against Panama on Oct. 15 to cap off World Cup qualifying.

2014: Recorded 21 goals in all competitions … Had five multiple-goal matches, including a hat trick in the second round of the KNVB Cup … Tallied the game-winning goal in the Europa League Round of 16 first leg against Anzi … 2013: Signed with AZ Alkmaar in January, joining forces with future MNT teammate Jozy Altidore … Scored 11 goals in 18 games in the 2013 portion of the 2013-14 Dutch Eredivisie … 2012: Scored the fastest hat trick in the Danish Superliga, scoring three goals in the first 3:50 of a match – and tallying a fourth later in the first half – as AGF Aarhus defeated AC Horsens 4-1 on Aug. 27 … Scored 14 goals in Superliga play in his final season with AGF Aarhus … 2010: Joined AGF Aarhus in August … 2009: Scored 12 goals during the Urvalsdeild campaign … 2008: Made his professional debut for Fjolnir in the Urvalsdeild in Iceland.