The International paves the way for Johnny to gain more relevance in the group. The 19-year-old American-born midfielder grows every season and is part of the midfield succession process for the team at Rio Grande do Sul.
The bond of Rodrigo Lindoso wins at the end of the current season. The 32-year-old would hardly live in Beira-Rio. Far from unanimous, they have made a comeback in recent games, but still have an uncertain future.
It is in this place that Johnny appears. Behind the scenes at the club, the player is seen as a key player for the future and clearly developing. The experience gained in his second season as a permanent member of the main squad and calls for United States selection are also part of the equation, which should result in his continued presence in the starting lineup in 2022.
Born in Danville, NJ, Johnny has been called to the US Under-20, Olympic and Premier Teams. Although he was not part of the final group, he was among the team’s pre-coordination players for the Gold Cup, which ended with the US team title.
Recently, the youth was on the target of elections from foreign clubs. His name is followed by teams in the MLS (North American Football League) and has also been speculated upon by clubs in Spain.
However, a final exit is not part of Inter’s plans. Johnny is better off attending games later this season under a red light so that he can position himself in a more relevant position in the group next season.
It hasn’t been used very often. There have been 19 matches in this season and scored two goals. His participation this month is limited to four minutes on the field: three against Flamengo and one against Santos.
But the opportunity to multiply this playing time next Sunday (29) is clear. International faces Atlético-Go and Rodrigo Lindoso have been suspended. The match most likely to start is the hero of the future project for the Colorado midfield.