BOCA RATON, FL — Boca Raton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Chad Johnson to the 2019 season roster.
After a successful trial with the club, Johnson will begin his soccer career with Boca Raton FC on Saturday, March 16 as Boca Raton FC takes on Port Saint Lucie United in the season opener of the United Premier Soccer League.
“We are excited to have Chad on the club,” said club president, Douglas Heizer. “Chad has a tremendous heart and is a joy to be around and has been nothing but a team player since day one with Boca Raton FC.”
Drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft, Johnson played for the Bengals for 10 seasons where he is still the holds a few records such as the all-time receiving record (751), the all-time receiving yards record (10,783), and the all-time receiving touchdown record (66).
“Chad is a tremendous athlete,” said Boca Raton FC head coach, Jim Rooney. “He has proven himself in the gridiron and will now prove himself in the soccer pitch. Chad has had some great training and preseason matches with us and we are excited to continue this journey with him.”
Johnson has played and started in five games for Boca Raton FC, recorded one goal, two assists and has been a force to be reckoned with in the offensive end.
“I’m really excited to join the team and contribute in any way possible,” said Johnson. “For me, this is more than just an opportunity but a dream come true that I was never able to fulfill during my childhood”
Johnson will don his iconic “85” in Boca Raton FC blue and will be on the field as the club starts the 2019 season this weekend at South County Regional Stadium in Port Saint Lucie, FL.
About Boca Raton FC:
Boca Raton Football Club is a semi-professional soccer team playing in the United Premier Soccer League, National Premier Soccer League, Florida Gold Coast League, and Beaches Adult Soccer League founded in 2015 by local businessmen, athletes, and soccer fans.
Boca Raton FC is a team that has had remarkable success ever since its inception, winning 4 championship titles and garnering immense local support. But the club has made an impact far beyond just Boca Raton. They have built a devoted fan base in Brazil, Eastern Europe, and more. For over four years, the club has shown itself to be a global brand capable of competing at a high-level.
The club plays at Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, and South County Regional Park in Boca Raton.