Sean Johnson (soccer)
|Full name||Sean Everet Johnson|
|Date of birth||May 31, 1989|
|Place of birth||Lilburn, Georgia, United States|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|2009||United States U20||4||(0)|
|2012||United States U23||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
College and amateur
Johnson played college soccer at the University of Central Florida, where he earned Member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and was named Team MVP in 2008. He left college early to enter the 2010 MLS SuperDraft as a Generation Adidas player.
Johnson was drafted in the fourth round (51st overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Chicago Fire. He was the last Generation Adidas player selected in that draft. He made his MLS debut on August 1, 2010 during a 3-2 victory over Los Angeles Galaxy after earning the starting spot against Andrew Dykstra. In his rookie season he earned back to back "Save of the Week" honors. In November 2011 Manchester United gave given Johnson a trial which began at the end of the MLS season in December.
On December 1, 2011, Chicago Fire announced that Johnson would be training at Everton for a week. In 2013, he was named the Chicago Fire's Defender of the Year. He had an 11-9-7 record with the Fire- along with 6 clean sheets.
Johnson was selected to the United States men's national under-20 team in 2009. He appeared in one match in the 2009 CONCACAF U-20 Championship and later took part in three friendly matches. He also participated in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup as an unused substitute.
Johnson was a member of the under-23 national team that participated in the 2012 Olympic Games qualifying tournament. After an injury to Bill Hamid, Johnson entered the game on the 39th minute of the last group match against El Salvador.
On June 27, 2013, Johnson was named one of three goalkeepers assigned to the United States's 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster by coach Jurgen Klinsmann. He served as second choice keeper to Nick Rimando during a pre-tournament friendly against Guatemala and for the duration of the tournament. Johnson earned his first senior national team start on July 17, 2013, in the final match of the group stage, recording a clean slate in a 1-0 victory against rival Costa Rica. The start officially cap-tied the dual-national Johnson to the United States.
Son of Everet and Joy Johnson. His parents are of Jamaican descent. Has a brother, Jarrett, who played professional basketball in Greece.
- "FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009 – List of Players" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). p. 22. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- http://ucfathletics.cstv.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/johnson_sean00.html CBS Sports Network
- 2010 MLS SuperDraft
- "Johnson outstanding in goal in first Gold Cup start for USMNT". July 17, 2013.
- "FIFA: USA vs Germany, 26 September 2009".
- "CONCACAF Olympic qualifying 2012: USA vs El Salvador, 26 March 2012".
- "Former UCF Goalkeeper Sean Johnson Makes Debut with U.S. Men's National Team". January 25, 2011.
- "Sean Johnson player profile".