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Sean Johnson selected by U.S. Men's National Team

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The Fire announced Thursday that goalkeeper Sean Johnson was selected by the U.S. Men's National Team for its friendly against Belgium at FirstEnergy Field in Cleveland on May 29.

Johnson will miss the Fire's Open Cup game on May 28 but will not miss any MLS games. He will train with the team from May 26 to May 30.

The United States is about to start a five-game stretch that will span through June and July. It will include three FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and the Centennial Celebration Match against Germany. Four goalkeepers will rotate through training camp over that time.

"We have some excellent backup keepers starting with Nick Rimando, who's playing an outstanding season for Real Salt Lake and has done great with us every time he's come into our program," national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in a statement. "We're also excited about the goalkeepers who come after him: Bill Hamid, Sean Johnson and Tally Hall. It's exciting that we can rotate them a bit in these upcoming couple of weeks because we don't want the MLS goalies to miss too many of their games."

Currently in his fourth professional season, Johnson has started eight of the Fire's nine games this season.

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