Dynamo select Johnson with 13th pick

Dynamo select Johnson with 13th pick
January 17, 2013, 2:00 pm
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With the 13th pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, the Houston Dynamo selected striker Jason Johnson.

The 6-0, 180-pounder from Virginia Commonwealth University was an Atlantic-10 Offensive Player of the Year in 2012 with 13 goals and six assists. In his three year collegiate career, he tallied 32 points.

"Words cannot describe this feeling, it is beautiful," Johnson said, via the Dynamo Twitter feed. "I am excited to go and work for myself, the club and the fans."

VCU finished with a 13-3-5 record in Johnson's senior season was was a No. 14 seed in the NCAA tournament. Johnson was also named to the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team in 2012, after earning NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Third Team honors in 2011.

The 22-year-old Johnson, a Jamaica native, made his debut for Jamaica's national team on Feb. 10, 2010.

With the 37th pick ...

With their next pick, the Dynamo took Jimmy Nealis, a left back from Georgetown.

Nealis was thought to be one of the better backs heading into the draft but fell to the 37th pick, right into the arms of the Dynamo

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