BRIAN SCIARETTA - Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Chicago Fire are currently in discussions with Manchester United to let goalkeeper Sean Johnson train with the English Premier League Champions during the MLS offseason.
"The Fire is currently discussing with Manchester United the possibility for Sean Johnson to train for a couple of days in the offseason, though nothing has been confirmed," Chicago Fire press officer Brendan Hannan told YA on Tuesday.
Johnson, 22, has been the number one keeper for Chicago since the midway point of last year. In January he earned his first national team callup and played in the second half of a 1-1 draw with Chile.
The Liburn, Georgia native is a dual national with Jamaica and spent time training with Jamaican youth national team when he was a teenager. He began playing for the United States at the U20 level where he made the US U20 World Cup team in 2009 but did not get off the bench during that tournament.
Next year, Johnson is expected to be in contention for the US Olympic team as it attempts to qualify for the 2012 games in London.