Former Ram Jason Johnson to Join Jamaican National Team for Pair of Friendlies

By Zach Reynolds, VCU Graduate Assistant

RICHMOND, Va. – Former VCU Men's Soccer standout Jason Johnson will be one of the Reggae Boyz again.  The striker, who played at VCU from 2010-12, has been invited to play for the Jamaican National Team for a pair of exhibition matches against Trinidad and Tobago.  The friendlies will take place Nov. 15 and Nov. 19 in a home-and-home series.

Johnson has made one career appearance with the Jamaican National Team in 2010, against Argentina.  Should he play, the games against Trinidad and Tobago will account for his second and third appearances.

Johnson was the 13th overall selection by the Houston Dynamo in January's MLS SuperDraft.  The Dynamo are currently playing in the Eastern Conference Finals of the MLS playoffs, and play the second leg of a series with Sporting Kansas City on Nov. 23 in Kansas City. 

Johnson has made 14 appearances with Houston so far this season, including his first career goal.  In addition, he has made six appearances in U.S. Open Cup and CONCACAF Champions League Play, where he added an additional goal.  While at VCU, Johnson scored 28 goals over three seasons, and tallied 10 assists while inking a Generation Adidas contract.

Johnson was active for the first leg of the MLS playoffs against Sporting Kansas City, which was a 0-0 draw, but did not appear.