Legion FC players Femi Hollinger-Janzen and Daniel Johnson announced their retirement from professional soccer last week. Hollinger-Janzen made 23 total appearances for Birmingham Legion FC, scoring two goals in all competitions including a game-tying goal against North Carolina FC in the opening round of the USL Playoffs.
Hollinger-Janzen spent three years in the MLS, accumulating 32 appearances for the New England Revolution and scoring two goals. The 26-year-old was selected in the third round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Hollinger-Janzen played his college soccer with the Indiana Hoosiers, making 88 appearances and scoring 22 goals. Last season, Hollinger-Janzen was used at several different positions including forward and center back, serving as a reliable backup in many situations.
The 24-year-old Johnson made 32 appearances and scored four goals for the Legion in 2019. Prior to this, he trained with the West Ham youth academy and spent two years with the Chicago Fire of MLS, scoring three goals in 15 appearances. Johnson was the eleventh pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
Gunnar Sadowey is the sports editor for the Crimson. He is a senior from Elkhart, IN. Gunnar is currently a journalism and mass communications major with a print concentration and a German minor.