Tag: Sean Johnson

Johnson defends his house

March 27. An errant bounce and the goal that led to the elimination of the US Men’s Soccer team from Olympic competition seems like it occurred ages ago.  Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson dealt with the disappointing outcome and the scrutiny that came as a result of that play in impressive fashion.  He seemed to immediately... Read more »

Johnson Gets USMNT Call

Sean Johnson will be a part of Bob Bradley’s 24 man USMNT training camp ahead of the January 22 friendly against Chile.  Johnson’s first call into training for the Nats will see him battle Dominic Cervi, Matt Pickens, and Nick Rimando for his first cap.  Oddly enough, three of the four keepers invited to camp have... Read more »

Practice Report - Sean Johnson Out Friday

The biggest news coming out of practice today is that Sean Johnson will miss Friday’s game against Columbus with an eye injury suffered in training yesterday.  Johnson is suffering through a condition called hyphema which occurs with internal bleeding in the eye causing blurred vision.  The injury occured on Tuesday when Johnson was hit by... Read more »

Sean Johnson vs Galaxy ?

After the conclusion of SuperLiga fans and media began to wonder if Carlos De Los Cobos would consider getting a look at Sean Johnson in the starting goalkeeper role.  It seems De Los Cobos is pondering the move.  Johnson has seen some action with the first team in training and the Fire coach was noncommittal when... Read more »

Fire vs PSG

Those of you waiting to get a look at rookie goalkeeper Sean Johnson in game action should purchase a ticket for tomorrow’s Sister Cities Tournament games.  Johnson will start against Paris Saint Germain in the first match at 7 pm. According to Carlos De Los Cobos, the usual starters will see playing time in the... Read more »

Report: Busch out

According to a [report by Ives Galarcep of Soccer by Ives](http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2010/03/fire-ready-to-unload-busch.html), the Fire will part ways with keeper Jon Busch by the end of the week. Per the report, Busch, who has started every league game for the Fire for the last two seasons, will either be traded or released prior to Saturday night’s opener... Read more »

Moving on up?

Before ALS wracked his body and ended his playing career, baseball star Lou Gehrig was known as the Iron Horse for his incredible streak of 2130 consecutive games played. The story goes that Gehrig, who would go on to become one of the greatest hitters of all time, started his streak when regular first-baseman Wally... Read more »

Rookie Update

When I talked with Fire Technical Director Frank Klopas on Monday, our conversation naturally turned towards the Fire’s 2010 rookie class. The group — which includes draft picks Corben Bone, Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Drew Yates, Sean Johnson and Steven Kinney along with trialists Mark Blades and Jovan Bubonja — is currently in Arizona getting their first... Read more »

Preseason Storylines

Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend today’s Fire practice today at the MAX indoor facility in McCook (class beckons…). But that doesn’t mean I don’t have to post. So, with that, here are three storylines that should play out throughout the Fire’s 6-week long training camp. **1 — What will the final roster look... Read more »

Klopas being realistic with expectations for Fire rookies

Every now and again in the world of sports, a player who was originally expected to be selected with a top-5 pick will slide way down on draft day. These experiences, which are incredibly uncomfortable/sad if the player is actually attending the draft (remember Brady Quinn and Aaron Rodgers?), generally end with a team giddily... Read more »