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USMNT international Johnson to leave Monchengladbach

Published on: 09 June 2020

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United States international Fabian Johnson will leave Borussia Monchengladbach after six years, the club's sporting executive Max Eberl has confirmed.

Munich-born Johnson, 32, joined Gladbach from Hoffenheim in 2014. A versatile player, he has made 140 competitive appearances for the Foals in various positions out wide. But injuries have limited his time on the pitch to just seven appearances this term and the club will now let his contract run down.

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"In Fabian Johnson's case, it was a mutual decision not to extend his contract," Gladbach sporting executive Max Eberl said on the club's official homepage.

In 2009, Johnson won the Under-21 European championship with Germany, but he switched allegiances as then-United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann expanded his contingent of Germany-born players with U.S. background during his reign.

Johnson made his senior debut for the USMNT in 2011 during a friendly defeat to France. He played in all of the United States' four matches at the 2014 World Cup and also took part in the 2016 Copa America Centario.

He won the last of his 57 caps under Bruce Arena on Sept. 2, 2017 when the United States suffered a 2-0 defeat to Costa Rica.

Johnson has in the past been linked with a move to Major League Soccer, but has also appeared on the radar of Hamburg, who this summer hope to return to the Bundesliga after two years in the second tier.


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