BRIAN SCIARETTA - Monday, June 3, 2013
Despite being subbed out at the half against Germany a precaution, Fabian Johnson will be ready to play for the U.S national team against Jamaica on Friday.
While normally a left back for the U.S team, Johnson started against Germany in midfield and was successful early in the attack. It was only his second appearance for Klinsmann playing in the midfield.
At halftime, Johnson felt some tightness in his hamstring and was taken out only as a precaution. He will be set for Friday's World Cup qualifier against Jamaica in Kingston.
"He felt soreness in his hamstring so they took him out as a precaution," U.S Soccer press officer Michael Kammarman said. "He will be ready to go for Friday."
Johnson is coming off a strong finish to the Bundesliga season where he helped Hoffenheim avoid relegation after a stunning win over Borussia Dortmund in the final game of the season followed by win over Kaiserslautern in the playoff series.
Once a part of Germany's youth national team set up, Johnson filed for a one-time switch to represent the U.S national team in August 2011. Since then, he has appeared 12 times for the United States.