Sean Johnson Called For USA-Mexico Friendly

Sean Johnson has been called in to the national team for the April 2 clash against Mexico - Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Last chance for MLS players to make their case for the World Cup comes Tuesday night in Phoenix

Sean Johnson has a long shot at one final push for a spot on the World Cup roster after Jurgen Klinsmann called him up for the April 2 friendly against Mexico.

The Fire goalkeeper will be joined by other strong netminders in Nick Rimando – the likely starter – and Bill Hamid. Johnson has shown well for the U.S. in his four callups to the team. His most recent outing was during the Gold Cup in the summer where he earned a 1-0 shutout against Costa Rica.

This is really the best of both worlds for Johnson and Fire fans. Because it will be a short camp ahead of the Wednesday clash, Johnson will be available for the D.C. United match. He'll head to Phoenix Sunday and get valuable experience in another national team camp.

It is the last chance to earn a spot on the summer World Cup roster for many of these MLS callups. Tim Howard and Brad Guzan are locks with Rimando the leading candidate. But with two clean sheets on the national stage, Johnson's name is certainly in the mix. His distribution remains an issue and may be the hurdle to him cracking through that glass ceiling.

So while Hamid and Johnson battle on Saturday when their clubs clash, it will be a personal battle starting Sunday. Saturday's game will also feature callup Eddie Johnson against the left out Mike Magee.

Call me crazy, but Magee seems like a proud man. I have a strong feeling he will not be unaware of Eddie Johnson's callup and will be out to prove a point.

This has been a good Wednesday for the Fire.

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