The center back out of Holland will now enter his 4th season in the windy city with the usage of TAM. Nelson Rodriguez, Fire GM & Pres. stated, "Johan has always answered the call." With the team since 2/2/16 he has started 93 of his 95 games amassing top totals teamwide for duels won with 346, interceptions totalling 272 and a haughty 122 tackles. In 2017 he was the team Defensive Player of the Year and on the MLS All-Star team, while getting in 45 minutes facing Real Madrid. Fire HC Veljko Paunovic informed " We are very happy to have Johan back with the team." Before the FIre, he had played 5 years with the Dutch Eredivisie team FC Groningen with 123 games in the top tier of Holland soccer. Added to his total are 8 UEFA Europa League games with the club and full games in all of the 6 group stage games in the 2015-'16 games. Out of the AJax academy, Johan had 5 games with Holland's U-21 team from 2011-'13 with 4 friendlies and an UEFA U-21 Championship qualifier.