The deal has been in place for at least a week now but it became official today, Sean Johnson has been traded to Atlanta United FC in exchange for General Allocation Money. The expansion side then dealt him in anticipation of signing USMNT goalkeeper Brad Guzan, who is returning to MLS this coming season.
Atlanta received General Allocation Money and Targeted Allocation Money from New York City FC for Johnson, which is more than what Chicago received in the initial exchange but the Fire were looking to get him back to his hometown.
Sources indicate that the Fire were also interested in signing Guzan to replace Johnson but Atlanta decided to pursue him with their top allocation ranking after the trade with Chicago was consummated.
The Fire will now need to look elsewhere for another goalkeeper.