Moenchengladbach signs US midfielder Johnson

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 24, 2014 at 1:39 pm •  Published: February 24, 2014
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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's Borussia Moenchengladbach has signed American midfielder Fabian Johnson from Bundesliga rival Hoffenheim starting with the 2014-15 season.

Moenchengladbach said Monday that Johnson has received a four-year contract. Moenchengladbach sports director Max Eberl calls Johnson a "very interesting player ... who can play on both flanks as a defender or attacker."

Johnson was part of the Germany team that won the 2009 European Under-21 Championship. He switched to the U.S. national team program in 2011 and has made 18 appearances for the American senior national team.

The 26-year-old has appeared in 91 Bundesliga games for Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim.