JOHNSON DISCUSSING MAN U TRAINING
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BRIAN SCIARETTA - Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Chicago Fire are currently in discussions with Manchester United to let goalkeeper Sean Johnson train with the English Premier League Champions during the MLS offseason.

"The Fire is currently discussing with Manchester United the possibility for Sean Johnson to train for a couple of days in the offseason, though nothing has been confirmed," Chicago Fire press officer Brendan Hannan told YA on Tuesday.

Johnson, 22, has been the number one keeper for Chicago since the midway point of last year. In January he earned his first national team callup and played in the second half of a 1-1 draw with Chile.

The Liburn, Georgia native is a dual national with Jamaica and spent time training with Jamaican youth national team when he was a teenager. He began playing for the United States at the U20 level where he made the US U20 World Cup team in 2009 but did not get off the bench during that tournament.

Next year, Johnson is expected to be in contention for the US Olympic team as it attempts to qualify for the 2012 games in London.
tielor2d
Wednesday November 2, 2011 7:32 pm
Yea it seems we have another generation of potentially great GK's coming through again. All it takes is one guy. I think MacMath is the dark horse of the pool. Even if he sits another year behind Mondragon at Philly, he's been a force since his freshmen year at Maryland. I saw him play a few times during college and saw some of the games he stepped in for Mondragon. He simply does whats needed to keep his team on top.
Red
Wednesday November 2, 2011 7:14 pm
I think Johnson can be a great keeper. I rate him very highly.
2tone
Wednesday November 2, 2011 1:18 pm
I actually rate Johnson slightly better than Bill Hamid, but it's good to see the next generation of USMNT keepers coming into the picture. With Johnson, Hamid, MacMath, and Cody Cropper. The next corps generation of USMNT keepers looks very bright. Also all of these guys are under 23 years of age.
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