Johnson Earns U.S. National Team Invite

Keeper earns third-straight invite to January camp.

Johnson Earns U.S. National Team Invite

Former UCF goalkeeper Sean Johnson has been invited by U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann to participate in the squad’s January training camp. Johnson, a member of the Chicago Fire, has been invited to training camp for three-straight years.

The three-week training camp will culminate with an international friendly against Canada at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston on Jan. 29.

Johnson played for the Knights from 2008-09 and was selected by Chicago in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.

Johnson made his international debut Jan. 22, 2011, against Chile at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Johnson has been capped twice for the United States, earning his second cap Jan. 25, 2012, against Panama at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City. Johnson played the second half and preserved the shutout in a 1-0 victory.

He recently returned from England, where he honed his skills with training stints with English Premier League sides Stoke City and Everton F.C.

In 2012, Johnson appeared in a career-high 31 regular season games for the Fire, accumulating a 16-10-5 record, including five shutouts. Johnson’s 1.24 goals against average was the lowest in his three years as a professional. Johnson made 108 saves in 2012, including a career-high 10 saves against the San Jose Earthquakes July 28