RSL forward Sam Johnson, as widely expected, has been named to the Liberian national team for two World Cup qualification matches against Sierra Leone.
However, the likelihood of Johnson missing RSL’s Sept. 11 match against San Jose Earthquakes is considerably higher, as despite the three days between matches, he’ll be tasked with a long travel period back to Utah.
Johnson has played 14 matches with Liberia, scoring a scant two goals in the process. He has proven a reliable goalscoring option for Real Salt Lake, scoring in roughly half the matches in which he’s played.
From a Real Salt Lake press release, RSL general manager Craig Waibel:
“Sam has been crucial to our success, especially over the last few months. Playing with Liberia in World Cup Qualifiers is an incredible opportunity and we are thrilled for him.”
Sam Johson, Liberia
- Liberia vs. Sierra Leone: Sept. 4
- Sierra Leone vs. Liberia: Sept. 8