Sean Johnson Receives First World Cup Qualifying Call Up

Congrats Sean! - Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

Well, now it's official. It would seem Sean Johnson has locked down the #3 GK spot for the USMNT. This is great news, and impressive for such a young player. Sean's hard work has culminated into a spot in Wednesday's matchup vs. Honduras

The match will air at 3 PM CST on Wednesday and it will be televised on beIn Sport (channel 620 for those of you with DirecTV). Here's the full roster for you USMNT fans out there:

GOALKEEPERS (3) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa - 5/3 SO), Tim Howard (Everton - 22/9 SO), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire - 0/0)

DEFENDERS (9) : Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City - 0/0), Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander - 31/5), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City - 5/0), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana - 0/0), Timmy Chandler (Nuremberg - 0/0), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders - 0/0), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy - 0/0), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim - 3/0), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg - 3/0)

MIDFIELDERS (8) : Michael Bradley (Roma - 19/5), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo - 0/0), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor - 9/0), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04 - 5/0), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht - 12/0), Jose Torres (Tigres - 9/0), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim - 4/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City - 3/0)

FORWARDS (4 ): Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar - 17/6), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur - 26/10), Herculez Gomez (Santos - 6/2), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders - 11/10)

The numbers are world cup qualifying gaps and goals, respectively. This is a big achievement for Sean, as he seems to be on the road to being a first choice US keeper someday. While that time is likely quite a while off, the chance is within view. We all know he will work hard, and he will need to continue to improve his play to take the first spot someday, which I think he will.

This also means that he will be away from the Fire from time to time. And that's why it's so nice to have a very good back up in Paolo and whoever makes the team in the 3rd GK spot out of camp.

Well done Sean. Keep up the hard work and good luck in Honduras.

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