- HometownMonrovia, California
Date of Birth: 9/14/1994
College: University of Southern California
How Acquired: Trade with Seattle Reign FC (1/11/18)
Katie Johnson, 23, was taken by Seattle as the 16th overall selection in the 2017 NWSL College Draft. She enjoyed a standout career at the University of Southern California, where she played four years alongside Sky Blue FC defenders Kayla Mills and Mandy Freeman. The trio capped off their collegiate campaigns by winning the 2016 NCAA College Cup, with Johnson scoring a goal in the semifinal and then a brace in the final to lead USC to its second national championship in program history. During her rookie NWSL season, Johnson made 23 appearances, and she finished the year with four goals and a pair of assists.
Born in California, Johnson made her senior debut for the Mexico Women’s National Team in 2015, bringing another player into Sky Blue FC who has international playing experience. Since she shares dual citizenship with the United States and Mexico, Johnson does not occupy one of Sky Blue FC’s international roster spots.