Michael Johnson Performance
The Michael Johnson Performance Center was opened in 2007 by President and Founder Michael Johnson, a four-time Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter. Johnson, a native of Dallas, wanted to create a facility that focused on performance training and increasing an athlete's speed, agility, power, flexibility and quickness. The Center's primary focus group is athletes between the ages of 10 and 18 years old, but it also caters to college and professional athletes.
FC Dallas first saw the benefit of using MJP for its performance and conditioning training after several players using MJP for supplemental training saw great results. The decision to join forces was an easy one -- and now, the partnership is a lasting one. In May 2011, MJP and FC Dallas signed a three-year partnership to continue providing players with world class performance training.
FCD makes two trips out to MJP each week to work with its coaches on regeneration and preparation training. MJP sends a coach out to FC Dallas Stadium every day as part of their training program. MJP also has a coach at every FCD home game to conduct warm-ups.
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For more information about the Michael Johnson Performance Center, visit our website or call us at 469-424-6572.
The Michael Johnson Performer of the Match is awarded to the player who most embodies the elite athleticism, determination and work ethic that the Michael Johnson Performance Center stands for. At the end of the year the player with the most Performer of the Match awards will be named the Performer of the Season. Previous winners include Kenny Cooper in 2008, Jeff Cunningham in 2009, MLS MVP David Ferreira in 2010, Brek Shea in 2011 and Blas Perez in 2012.
Performer of the Match
Performer of the Match: Jackson
Date: May 11, 2013
Opponent: D.C. United
Performance Summary: Brazilian midfielder Jackson played the full 90 minutes in FC Dallas' 2-1 win over D.C. United on Saturday night. Jackson posted game-highs in shots with four and shots on goal with two. He also scored FCD's first goal of the match in the 11th minute on the assist from Eric Hassli to tie the team-lead in goals scored with three on the season.
Jackson gives FCD the 1-0 lead in the 11th minute
2013 Michael Johnson Performers of the Match:
|Date||Opponent||Performer of the Match|
|March 2, 2013||Colorado Rapids||Jackson|
|March 10, 2013||Chivas USA||David Ferreira|
|March 17, 2013||Houston Dynamo||Michel|
|March 23, 2013||Real Salt Lake||Jackson|
|March 30, 2013||New England Revolution||Raul Fernandez|
|April 6, 2013||Toronto FC||Andrew Jacobson|
|April 13, 2013||LA Galaxy||George John|
|April 20, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||Blas Perez|
|April 27, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||Matt Hedges|
|May 8, 2013||Portland Timbers FC||Fabian Castillo|
|May 11, 2013||D.C. United||Jackson|
Past Michael Johnson Performers of the Season:
|Year||Performer of the Year|