JOHNSON HEADING TO CAPITAL FOR TRIAL
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
English League One club MK Dons say that striker Jemal Johnson will be traveling this week to Washington, DC to trial with DC United.

The four-time MLS champs, however, have not confirmed their English counterparts statement.

The Buckinghamshire club has gone on record in saying that the speedy forward would be boarding a plane this week to head to the nation's capital in hopes of joining the four-time MLS Cup winners.

"Jemal has recently been granted permission to go on trial with DC United," MK Dons Press Officer Anthony Herlihy told YA. "He will travel to the states this week with a view to a transfer."

But Johnson might not want to start packing quite yet, as United is not confirming that a trial for the New Jersey native is scheduled.

"I have not heard of anything internally about [Johnson] so at this point there is no confirmation of a trial," said DC United Marketing Communications Director Kyle Sheldon to YA.

In three seasons with the Dons, Johnson appeared in 89 matches scoring 11 goals. He also played in 16 matches last spring while on loan with Stockport County where he scored two goals.

Previously Johnson has played with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United, Preston North End and Darlington.