Portland Timbers striker Ryan Johnson joins China’s Henan Jianye


In one of the most surprising moves of the preseason, former Portland Timbers striker Ryan Johnson has joined Chinese Super League club Henan Jianye FC of Zhengzhou, China. This is arguably the first-ever move by an MLS player to a CSL side in history.

Johnson scored nine goals and dished out four assists in 29 appearances for the Timbers last season. The Jamaican international also featured prominently in the Reggae Boyz’ unsuccessful World Cup qualifying campaign. It was clear that Johnson intended to search for better pay a long time ago.

“He wants to venture overseas,” Portland General Manager Gavin Wilkinson told MLSsoccer.com’s Dan Itel in Dec. 2013. “He’s done a lot in his career, and he wants the opportunity try a different environment and a little bit more money.”

Despite the move, Portland retain Johnson’s MLS rights, should he return to the league.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2013 Portland Timbers 29 21 9 1770 4 43 22 25 24 2 0
2012 Toronto FC 31 31 7 2769 5 67 23 46 21 6 0
2011 Toronto FC 12 12 3 993 2 26 10 12 6 0 0
2011 San Jose Earthquakes 14 12 0 1087 2 20 5 17 9 3 0
2010 San Jose Earthquakes 27 19 1 1706 8 37 18 23 19 2 0
2009 San Jose Earthquakes 30 27 11 2241 2 59 35 43 28 3 0
2008 San Jose Earthquakes 28 13 5 1535 1 29 19 31 12 2 0
2006 Chicago Fire 3 0 0 46 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
2006 Real Salt Lake 7 1 0 152 0 1 1 3 0 0 0
Career Totals 181 136 36 12299 24 285 135 201 119 18 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Portland Timbers 4 3 1 230 0 4 2 6 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Portland Timbers 29 21 9 1770 4 43 22 25 24 2 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Toronto FC 31 31 7 2769 5 67 23 46 21 6 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Toronto FC 12 12 3 993 2 26 10 12 6 0 0
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 14 12 0 1087 2 20 5 17 9 3 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs San Jose Earthquakes 3 3 0 270 1 5 2 3 5 0 0
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 27 19 1 1706 8 37 18 23 19 2 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 30 27 11 2241 2 59 35 43 28 3 0

2008 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 28 13 5 1535 1 29 19 31 12 2 0

2006 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chicago Fire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 3 0 0 46 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Real Salt Lake 7 1 0 152 0 1 1 3 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts,SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

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