USMNT's Aron Johannsson wants to move to MLS in his prime

Monday June 29th, 2015

U.S. men's national team forward Aron Johannsson says he wants to play in MLS when he is in his prime. 

Johannsson told ESPN Soccer Today on Sunday that he “most definitely” wants to play in MLS at some point in his career. 

“I want to, when I'm at the peak of my career, then I want to be playing in the MLS, because I don't want to go there when I'm getting too old and the expectations are too much and I can't handle it,” Johannsson said. “So when I'm playing at my best level, I want to be able to play in the U.S. and show people how good I am over there.”

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Johannsson's parents are both Icelandic but he was born in Alabama. He moved to Iceland when he was three. He represented Iceland at the under-21 level and chose to represent the United States at the senior level. He has three goals in 12 career appearances with the team.

Johannsson, 24, has played for Dutch club AZ since 2013. He previously played for Aarhus in Denmark and Fjolnir in Iceland.

Last week, Johannsson was named to the U.S. roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup.

- Dan Gartland

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