January 12, 2016
Sean Johnson replaces Hamid at U.S. camp
U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made one change to the roster for the January training camp. Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson will report to U.S. Soccer's National Training Center to replace D.C. Unitedís Bill Hamid.
The camp, which runs from Jan. 11-Feb. 6 and contains a mix of Senior Team members and a host of players age-eligible for the U-23 MNT, will culminate with friendlies against Iceland on Jan. 31 and Canada on Feb. 5. at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Johnson made his international debut Jan. 22, 2011 against Chile. Johnson earned his first start for the U.S. and earned the shutout in a 0-0 draw with Canada at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston Jan. 29. Johnson, 26, has been capped five times. In six seasons with Chicsgo, Johnson has 154 regular-season appearances, earning 31 shutouts.
Johnson replaces injured goalkeeper Bill Hamid on the camp roster. Johnson is the second Fire player to be named to the roster, joining midfielder Matt Polster. Polster is part of the group of players who are eligible for the U-23 team that takes on Colombia in a home and away playoff in March for the final berth in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Hamid sustained a knee injury just before the start of camp.