Player Profile: Adam Johansson

Doug Pensinger

Are the top eleven a starting XI?

Seattle Sounders FC will always have a Swede on the team. This time with hair and no love for tacos. Still, he's a national teamer playing in "Southern Bulgaria" with long commutes. He still gets the call, no matter what Sounders fans think of his ability.

#11 - Adam Johansson
National Affiliation Sweden Age 29
Years Pro 11 Years Sounder 1
Position Defender Role Right Back
MLS (+Playoff) Stats
Apps Starts Mins G A PP90
25 25 2177 0 2 0.08
Non-League Stats
Apps Starts Mins G A PP90
2 2 180 0 0 0.0
Advanced Stats
Off Pass % Team
Rank
Net Shot Rate Team
Rank
Net Duel Rate Team
Rank
59.8 14th -1.19 18th -0.44 14th

Brought in with some fanfare, excitement and expectations Adam Johansson may not have met the hype or salaries, but he was still a more than serviceable MLS right back who still is a fringe national teamer.

Skills on offense: Decent first touch and strong short passer, Johansson's crosses were disappointing when compared to past Sounders crossers, but this may not be fair. Can't use speed to get down the line. Is not a threat on set-plays and is often in a safety position to prevent a rapid counter.

Skills on defense: More technically sound defender than Riley, but still had gaffes that dropped the Sounders points. He lacks to the speed to recover from those mistakes. When in the right place a strong defender shutting down passing options.

Best Case in 2013: He adapts to MLS and the Sounders adding more tangible results due to his stronger skillset.

2012 Player Profiles
9 ?? 10 ??
11 Adam Johansson 12 David Estrada
13 Zach Scott 14 Patrick Ianni
15 Andy Rose 16 Marc Burch
17 Alex Caskey 18 Mario Martinez
19 Steve Zakuani 20 Sammy Ochoa
21 Alvaro Fernandez 22 Servando Carrasco
23 Cordell Cato 24 Roger Levesque
25 Bryan Meredith 26 Mike Seamon
27 Marcus Hahnemann 28 Andrew Weber
29 Josh Ford 30 Christian Sivebaek
31 Andrew Duran 32 Daniel Steres
33 Michael Tetteh 34 Babayele Sodade
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