American-born striker Jemal Johnson, who was a member of the Manchester United academy and most recently employed by English League Two side MK Dons, is currently on trial with the Kansas City Wizards. Johnson, 25, scored 11 goals in 89 games for Dons in his four years there. He scored two goals in 16 games while on loan with Stockport County (League 1) last year.
Johnson was on trial with D.C. United last week.
He was born in Paterson, N.J., but moved to England when he was five years old. He was a part of Manchester United's famed academy system before signing with Blackburn Rovers at 19. He has played with Preston North End, Darlington, Wolverhampton and Leeds United as well. So, he's had a bit of a roller coaster career.
Peter Vermes has said repeatedly the last two weeks that the team will continue to look at new players. This fits that sentiment. While truly a striker, Johnson can also be employed as an outside midfielder. I'm not convinced he'll latch on, but KC has so far had success with lower-tier English players such as Ryan Smith and Craig Rocastle.