Johnson Named to U.S. MNT Roster for CONCACAF Tournament

GO KNIGHTS Sean Johnson
Sean Johnson

July 1, 2013

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - Former UCF goalkeeper Sean Johnson has been selected by U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann as one of the 23 players who will represent the United States in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.

The U.S. will face Guatemala on Friday in San Diego to prepare for the tournament. The U.S. has been drawn into Group C of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup along with Belize, Cuba and Costa Rica. The U.S. will open group play against Belize on July 9 at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore., before traveling to Sandy, Utah, to face Cuba at Rio Tinto Stadium on July 13 in their second group match. The United States finishes the group in East Hartford, Conn., against Costa Rica on July 16 at Rentschler Field.

A member of the Chicago Fire in the MLS, Johnson has been capped three times, most recently when he earned his first national team start in a 0-0 draw with Canada in Houston on Jan. 29.

He is one of three goalkeepers on the U.S. roster, along with Bill Hamid (D.C. United) and Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).

Now in his fourth year as a professional, Johnson has started 14 of the Fire's 15 matches this season and earned his 18th career shutout in a 2-0 win over D.C. United June 2.

Johnson played at UCF under head coach Bryan Cunningham in 2007 and 2008. He was selected by Chicago in the fourth round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.