Atlanta United FC midfielder Rashad Johnson was not ready to accept his team’s fate in the quarterfinals of the Olympics despite the team’s 2-1 loss to Ghana in the first leg.
Instead, Johnson tweeted to fans and followers, “No matter what happens in the Olympics, we will always be with you.”
“We will never give up on this team, we know that,” Johnson said.
Johnson said he and his teammates are just trying to focus on making sure they “get the win, not worry about the other team.” “
I think that is all that matters to us.”
Johnson said he and his teammates are just trying to focus on making sure they “get the win, not worry about the other team.”
The loss in the semifinal, in which the US lost 1-0, sent the team into a funk.
Johnson, who played every minute of the final, was not in the squad that was playing against Ghana.
He had one of the most difficult seasons in the league.
He spent nearly the entire season out of the starting lineup after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, but the club did not extend him a contract and he returned to the lineup for the first four matches of the 2018 season.
The club was forced to give him a one-year contract extension.
“It is just not the right time for me to play in the MLS,” Johnson told Fox Sports on Wednesday.
Johnson said his teammates were “really excited” to be playing in the Olympic games, and he did not know if they were going to play on the same field. “
All of us are just really excited to be here and hopefully this is the right team for me.”
Johnson said his teammates were “really excited” to be playing in the Olympic games, and he did not know if they were going to play on the same field.
However, he did express his gratitude for the team, which has been through a lot over the last six months.
Atlanta United FC and Atlanta United have reached the semifinals in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, and the team has qualified for the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League.