Signing a two-year contract with an option for a third, the 29-year-old looks a shrewd purchase having won MLS Cup twice while earning 41 caps with his national side.
Also making three MLS All-Star squads, Johnson knows Major League Soccer inside out having made 114 appearances for Real Salt Lake, winning MLS Cup in 2009 while also representing Portland Timbers 69 times, winning MLS Cup a second time in 2015.
Most recently representing hometown outfit Toronto FC in 2016, Johnson could well prove the player who sits at the base of Jason Kreis‘ midfield in his favoured diamond formation.
While time will reveal all regarding exactly how Will Johnson will be deployed at Orlando City Stadium, Orlando City UK took this moment to gather some of the best tweets following his arrival.
The transfer seems to be a popular one judging from initial reactions…
@Orlando_CityUK Very good signing I think! MLS vet with lots of playoff experience can only be a good thing!
— Martin Collins (@MartinC_94) December 28, 2016
Are we a better squad today with Will Johnson?
We're more MLS experienced #GreatMove
— Chris (@OrlandoCountySC) December 28, 2016
@OrlandoCitySC As a TFC season ticket holder, I will miss him. He is a good signing for your club.
— Taras Sklierenko (@tsklierenko) December 28, 2016
— Lionheart (@TheLionsHeart) December 28, 2016
@OrlandoCitySC GREAT SIGNING!!
— Jeffery Laux (@TheRealJldude1) December 28, 2016