Player Details


Sean Johnson


6' 3"


216 lbs

Date of Birth

5.31.1989 (31)


Lilburn, GA USA



Position Detail


Preferred Side



2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season


Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Atlanta United on December 11, 2016 in exchange for General Allocation Money and Targeted Allocation Money. (Atlanta acquired Johnson from Chicago on December 11, 2016 in exchange for General Allocation Money.). Signed a contract extension on Oct. 11, 2018

After starting his MLS career with Chicago Fire FC, the veteran has established himself as one of the league's elite shot stoppers with NYCFC. He has 31 shutouts and 56 regular season wins in four seasons in New York City.

INTERNATIONAL: Johnson has been in the USMNT mix since January 2011, when he earned his first cap with the senior team in a friendly against Chile. A member of the US team at the 2009 U-20 World Cup and the U-23 squad at the 2012 Olympic qualifiers, Johnson has spent most of his senior national team career battling with Bill Hamid for a spot as an understudy. His most notable appearance for the US came in 2013, when he played one game in the team’s run to the Gold Cup title. He was also a part of the 2017 Gold Cup squad and was part of Gregg Berhalter's first January camp.

COLLEGE: Started in both of his two seasons at the University of Central Florida, racking up seven shutouts and 191 saves in 37 career games. 

NOTES: Drafted 51st overall in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.



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