Chicago Fire Goalkeeper Sean Johnson Named To U.S. Roster For FIFA World Cup Qualifying

Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson has been selected by the United States Men’s National Team Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann to join the U.S. for the final 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match on Oct. 15 against Panama at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City, Panama at 8:00 p.m. CT (beIN SPORT), the club announced Saturday.

Johnson will report on Sunday and will not miss any Fire matches while on international duty.

Sep 7, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson (25) during team warm ups prior to the game against the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia native, Johnson most recently competed in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, recording a 1-0 shutout win against Costa Rica on July 16 in the final group match. The U.S. then went on to win the Gold Cup for the fifth time with a 1-0 victory over Panama in the final.

The 24-year-old, made his debut for the U.S. on Jan. 22, 2011 against Chile at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. He earned his first start on Jan. 29 for the U.S. with a 0-0 draw against Canada at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Johnson has earned five shutouts in 25 matches for the Fire this season while going 10-9-6 record.

The U.S. qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil with a 2-0 victory against Mexico on Sept. 10 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

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