Former New York Cosmos winger Jemal Johnson will not be wearing the green and white next season, but will instead wear the new uniforms of the Jacksonville Armada. The expansion club announced on Friday that they've reached an agreement with the athletic attacker for the 2015 season
Johnson was with the Cosmos since they joined the new NASL in the fall of 2013. He was limited to just one substitute appearance during the title-winning campaign, spending most of the season rehabbing injury. The player had a much larger role during the 2014 campaign though, making 10 NASL starts as well as 10 more appearances from the bench, scoring once for the club. He also made 1 appearance in the U.S. Open Cup.
While the end product from Johnson was often lacking this season, his strength and pace were often extremely troublesome to opposing defenses. That role will now fall to new signing Lucky Mkosana, who displayed many of the same strengths and weaknesses with the Tampa Bay Rowdies last year.
Best of luck to Jemal with the Armada, though hopefully he struggles to make an impact when he returns to New York for the final match of the spring season.