The Tampa Bay Rowdies today announced that they have signed defender Thurstan Johnson.
The 22-year old Johnson (6-0, 175) is a local product from St. Petersburg and played collegiately at Saint Leo. Johnson joined the team as a trialist this preseason and saw action in three matches during the 2012 Rowdies Rush Preseason Tour.
The Rowdies open the 2012 season on the road at Puerto Rico this Saturday, April 7 before hosting FC Edmonton in the home opener on Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Al Lang Stadium. For ticket information for the 2012 season, visit www.RowdiesSoccer.com or call 813-287-1539.