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)|
|New York City FC|
|2017–||New York City FC||16||(0)|
|2009||United States U20||4||(0)|
|2012||United States U23||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:23, 18 June 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 8, 2015
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 2013, he was named the Chicago Fire's Defender of the Year. He had an 11–9–7 record with the Fire, including with 6 clean sheets.
On December 11, 2016 Atlanta United acquired Johnson from the Chicago Fire for general allocation money. Later that day NYCFC acquired Johnson from Atlanta United in exchange for general allocation money and target allocation money.
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.
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 sheet in a 1–0 victory against rival Costa Rica. During that game he made a key save in the 80th minute which led to the US's winning goal. The start officially cap-tied the dual-national Johnson to the United States.
His parents, Everet and Joy Johnson, are of Jamaican descent. He has a brother, Jarrett, who played professional basketball in Greece.
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- 2010 MLS SuperDraft Archived January 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
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- "CONCACAF Olympic qualifying 2012: USA vs El Salvador, 26 March 2012". Archived from the original on April 1, 2012.
- "Former UCF Goalkeeper Sean Johnson Makes Debut with U.S. Men's National Team". January 25, 2011.
- "Sean Johnson player profile".