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Fire goalkeeper added to USA roster

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  • Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson will join the U.S. National Team for friendlies against Scotland and Austria.

    Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson will join the U.S. National Team for friendlies against Scotland and Austria.
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By Daily Herald News Services

Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson has been selected by United States Men's National Team for the upcoming international friendlies against Scotland and Austria, club officials announced Monday.

The U.S. squad, under head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, will take on Scotland on Friday at Hampden Park in Glasgow (2 p.m. ESPN2/UniMas) and then will play Austria on Nov. 19 Austria at Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna (1:45 p.m. (NBC Sports Network/UniMas).

Johnson made his international debut Jan. 22, 2011 against Chile at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. He earned his first start for the U.S. Men's National Team and earned the shutout in a 0-0 draw with Canada at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas Jan. 29. The 24-year-old goalkeeper has been capped four times and this summer competed in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, earning the shutout in the 1-0 win against Costa Rica on July 16 in the final group match of the tournament.

In his fourth MLS season, Johnson earned 6 shutouts in 28 matches for the Chicago Fire while tallying a 12-10-6 record in 2013.

U.S. roster

GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)

DEFENDERS (7): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Michael Orozco (Puebla)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Roma), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City)

FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Aron Jˇhannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

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