Samantha Johnson signs on for 2018/19

Melbourne Victory today announced the signing of American central defender, Samantha Johnson, for their Westfield W-League 2018/19 Season.

The 27-year-old arrives for her second stint with Victory, having previously played in 2016/17 Season. Johnson is more than familiar with playing in the Westfield W-League, having also played for Sydney FC back in 2014. 

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Head Coach Jeff Hopkins told Melbourne Victory's website he was pleased to have landed another international signing.

"It's great to have Sam back at the club, she knows what we're about so the transition has been seamless," Hopkins said.

"She brings a wealth of international experience and our fans will remember her as a robust defender who is comfortable on the ball.

"Sam and Laura are working well together in training and I look forward to watching their partnership develop over the season."

Melbourne Victory's Westfield W-League season begins with a clash against Adelaide United at AAMI Park on Sunday, 28 October.

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