Interviews with Emma: Estelle Johnson


Emma Bayer is an 11 year old who will be doing a recurring interview series for Backline Soccer. You can find more out about how Emma got in to soccer here.

Estelle Johnson began her professional career with the Philadelphia Independence. She also played for the Western New York Flash, and currently plays for the Washington Spirit. In 2011-2012, she played in Australia. She has always been a big supporter of our breast cancer charity.  Here are some more facts about her.



Nickname from teammates:



Fort Collins, Co

Age started playing:

7 years old


Undergraduate: Communication Studies

Masters: Business (MBA)

Career aspirations after soccer:

Empowerment/mentor, model, Mom

Why did you pick your particular uniform number:

My oldest brother wore it for years so I wanted to carry on what he started AND I love Kobe Bryant so it worked out nicely 🙂

Pregame meal:

A big brunch with bacon, eggs, and pancakes

Workout music:

Justin Bieber, Cardi B

Favorite cartoon character:

The Smurfs

Fave movie:

The Sandlot

Fave actress:

Charlize Theron

Hidden talent:

Reenactments (acting)

Mentor (in soccer or life):

My Mom

Fave charity/cause:

Anything for the kids

Life motto:

Years, lovers and glasses of wine. These are the things that should never be counted.


Going over railroad tracks or through red/yellow lights you have to kiss your hand then touch the roof of the car



If you were going on Amazing Race, which teammate would you want as a partner, and why?:

Joanna Lohman for obvious reasons (entertainment) and we’d make a great team

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