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Johnson Called Up To USA For Honduras Friendly

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As Brad Guzan gets sent back to Aston Villa, Sean Johnson takes his place

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Jurgen Klinsmann released Brad Guzan to go back to Aston Villa and called up Sean Johnson to take his place on the team for the USA game on Tuesday versus Honduras.

Even though Johnson got called up, it's unlikely he will see anytime with the U.S., because Nick Rimando and Bill Hamid are already with the team; Rimando is most likely getting the start. The initial call-up of Hamid over Johnson shows that he still has work to do to get more consistent call-ups. When Tim Howard's time off ends, Sean Johnson would be the fifth goalie on the U.S. depth chart.

This is not a pointless call-up for Johnson, though; he is likely to get a few practices in with the team which is a perfect time for him to show Klinsmann that he is a better keeper than Bill Hamid. Right now, that represents his best chance to earn more call-ups. It's also nice to see Sean get the call, as he has been a stalwart in the back for a bad Fire side this season, and doesn't necessarily get the plaudits that he deserves.

Go enjoy the call-up, Sean - you deserve it.