In a Facebook Live Q&A, Orlando City newcomer Will Johnson was asked who he was most excited to play alongside. Johnson comes to Orlando City from Toronto FC, one of the top attacking team’s in the league. For Johnson, his excitement lies in playing with Orlando City’s attacking squad and developing a strong relationship with his fellow midfielders.
“I think there’s great potential, I see great potential in the attacking guys. Brek Shea, Kevin Molino… I think Cyle [Larin] is putting in a lot of work right now that people will soon see,” Johnson said. “He’s gonna really turn himself into a top striker in this league.”
Johnson admitted he’s a bit biased towards Larin, as they play alongside each other on the Canadian Men’s National Team. But Johnson is really looking forward to playing with fellow midfielder Antonio Nocerino.
“The other one I’ve always admired from afar is Nocerino,” Johnson said. “I think he’s got a competitive bite and spirit to his game that I see in myself at times and appreciate. And so… in terms of playing alongside somebody, he’s somebody who I could see us developing a good relationship.”
Of course, Johnson didn’t forget to mention Kaká.
“The name speaks for itself,” Johnson said. “I’m very excited to play with someone of his stature… I’m very excited about the opportunity to play with such a world-class superstar.”
Johnson has a history that speaks for itself. Prior to spending last season with Toronto FC, Johnson spent three years with the Portland Timbers and four years with Real Salt Lake. Johnson brings plenty of MLS experience to this year’s Orlando City squad, and will join his teammates when training resumes closer to the start of the season.