Sean Johnson called for USMNT friendlies at Scotland and Austria
CHICAGO, Ill. (Monday, Nov. 11, 2013) – The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Monday that goalkeeper Sean Johnson has been selected by United States Men’s National Team Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann to join the U.S. the upcoming international friendlies on Friday, Nov. 15 against Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland at 2:00 p.m. CT (ESPN2/UniMas) and Tuesday, Nov. 19 against Austria at Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna, Austria at 1:45 p.m. CT (NBC Sports Network/UniMas).
A Lilburn, Ga. product, Johnson made his international debut Jan. 22, 2011 against Chile at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Johnson earned his first start for the U.S. Men’s National Team and earned the shutout in a 0-0 draw with Canada at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas Jan. 29. The 24-year-old ‘keeper has been capped four times and this summer competed in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, earning the shutout in the 1-0 win against Costa Rica on July 16 in the final group match of the tournament. The U.S. would go on to defeat Panama 1-0 in the final, winning the Gold Cup for the fifth time.
In his fourth season as a professional, Johnson earned six shutouts in 28 matches for the Men in Red while tallying a 12-10-6 record in 2013. With his appearance in the team's season finale at New York on Oct. 27, Johnson became the second youngest goalkeeper in MLS history to play in 100 games.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION - Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3) : Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)
DEFENDERS (7) : DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Michael Orozco (Puebla)
MIDFIELDERS (7) : Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Roma), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City)
FORWARDS (6) : Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes) - See more at: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/11/131111-roster-re...
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