Sean Johnson

New York City FC

Revolution 2, NYC FC 1: Revs break club record in weird season

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The Revs grabbed their 12th home win on Sunday.

The New England Revolution might've missed the playoffs but they did set a new club record for most home wins in a season. On Sunday, the Revs beat New York City FC 2-1 to collect three points at home for the 12th time in 2017.

The game's defining moment came in the 26th minute when Jack Harrison was shown a red card for a straight-legged tackle on Teal Bunbury.

After years with Fire, Johnson embracing challenge of anchoring NYCFC backline

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The cities of New York and Chicago have always been just a bit different, even if they have plenty in common. They're two of the most recognizable metropolitainsin the world, but both present an entirely different vibe. They aren't traditional rivals by any means, except when it comes to pizza, even if their respective sports franchiseshave collided for plenty ofmemorable momentsin the past.

Sporting KC Fall in Preseason Finale

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Sporting Kansas City ended their preseason on a sour note, falling in their final game in Tucson, Arizona to New York City FC 1-0. Peter Vermes put out a lineup that would likely be considered extremely close to the 11 that will take the field next weekend in DC. The big absence from the team was forward Dom Dwyer who had a minor knock.

Brad Guzan

USA vs. El Salvador preview, TV times and team news

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As was the case with their first two games of the Gold Cup, the US was somewhat underwhelming in their 3-0 win over Nicaragua on Saturday, if only because it could have and should have been more than three. Dom Dwyer and Joe Corona both missed penalties but thanks to a late Matt Miazga goal, the US was able to secure top spot in the group and avoid a more difficult quarter-final matchup.

USA vs. El Salvador preview, TV times and team news

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As was the case with their first two games of the Gold Cup, the US was somewhat underwhelming in their 3-0 win over Nicaragua on Saturday, if only because it could have and should have been more than three. Dom Dwyer and Joe Corona both missed penalties but thanks to a late Matt Miazga goal, the US was able to secure top spot in the group and avoid a more difficult quarter-final matchup.

Arena makes his knockouts swaps

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So Bruce Arena took advantage of all six roster changes allowed ahead of the quarterfinals. In: Tim Howard, Jesse Gonzalez, Michael Bradley, Darlington Nagbe, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey Out: Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson, Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan, Kelyn Rowe, Dom Dwyer There were a few surprises, and they were all in the out group.

Jesse Gonzalez among 6 players added to USMNT roster

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Bruce Arena has made his six roster changes.

Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Darlington Nagbe, Tim Howard and Jesse Gonzalez were all added to the U.S. Men's National Team Gold Cup roster on Sunday.

Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson, Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan, Kelyn Rowe and Dom Dwyer were sent back to their respective sides to make room.

Johnson officially traded to Atlanta....and then traded again

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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.

Union bits, Winter Showcase win for Union Academy, more news

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News and such to click on, you know.

clean sheet

Fantasy Focus: And I know a change gon’ Accam

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That's one way to fill a box score.

This round was led by Acosta Benny Fits, who scored 134 points. The team was led by captain Miguel Almiron (ATL, $9.8), who notched two assists on the way to 30 points. Supporting him were Kevin Molino (MIN, $10.2), who had two assists and 15 points, and Michael Parkhurst (ATL, $5.

Fantasy Focus: New Jersey is Red

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The Red Bulls put up points in New York City proper

This round's leader was Birdbomb SC, who put up 98 points. Will Johnson (TOR, $8.3) led the way with 15 points with one goal scored, while teammate and captain Sebastian Giovinco (TOR, $12.7) scored 14 points in two games. Both Axel Sjoberg (COL, $5.

Seattle Sounders

Cristian Roldan scores the opener at Yankee Stadium

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It might be wet, but our CR7 got it done

Despite fairly even game in awful conditions at Yankee Stadium, the Seattle Sounders were first to strike on the road today through midfielder Cristian Roldan. After some great work to start the play and some help from the rain, Roldan beat the defense to fire the ball past Sean Johnson to make it 1-0 in the 40th minute.

Brad Evans added to USMNT January camp roster

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The U.S. Men's National Team's January camp roster has been boosted by the inclusion of a veteran fullback.

U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that Brad Evans will be available for training for the USMNT's annual winter camp, which began last week and will conclude with friendlies at the StubHub Center againstIceland on Jan.

Major League Soccer

Midweek MLS: Big wins for Columbus and Houston

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Week 14 of the 2017 MLS season started on Wednesday with Columbus shutting out Seattle 3-0 at MAPFRE Stadium. Federico Higuain scored in the 10th with Justin Meram doubling the lead in the 21st. Meram assisted on Ola Kamara's goal in the 59th. Zach Steffen kept the clean sheet with three saves.

NYCFC and New England drew 2-2 at Yankee Stadium.

Fire beat Sporting KC on De Leeuw's first MLS goal

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Sporting Kansas City did nearly everything right offensively on Wednesday against theChicago Fire.The visitors kept 67 percent of the possession, completed twice as many passes and outshotChicago 19-3, but time and time again couldn't findthe most important, finalpiece of the offensive puzzle.

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union 0, New York City FC 2: Instant recap and player ratings survey

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David Villa's goal wasn't the difference, but it was a dagger nonetheless.

The Philadelphia Union yet lose yet again, this time to hated rival New York City FC. The Union had a number of good chances with movement and getting the ball into dangerous areas in the first half, but they were unable to convert in the final third.

Fire Get Back on Winning Track

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If any psychological demons remained in the Chicago Fire's locker room following their 6:2 debacle at RFK Stadium last week, they were exorcised on Saturday when the Fire swept the Philadelphia Union out of town by a resounding 3:0 scoreline. The Fire played played some attractive soccer at times, and were competent on both sides of the ball.

Postgame quotes: Fire 3-0 Union

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Postgame comments from Jim Curtin, Keegan Rosenberry, and Fabian Herbers.

Latest player salary numbers, Temple ranked No. 17, more

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Rapids 1 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

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As the Fire continue to slide towards the worst season in club history one has to wonder just how bad this is going to get. After dropping out of the US Open Cup with a whimper, they followed that with what could have been a five or six goal onslaught from the same Philadelphia team that knocked them out just days earlier.

Bethlehem announcement today, profits and more Union bits, SoB Movie now on DVD, more news

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Union announcement in Bethlehem today. Did the Union turn a profit in 2014? Sons of Ben movie released on DVD. More news.

Matt Lampson

Johnson wins Supporters' Player of the Year award - what's next?

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As the longest tenured Fire player on the current roster, Sean Johnson's days in Chicago may be over. Then again, they might not be. Johnson was named the 2016 Supporters' Player of the Year as voted on by fans.Johnson and Section 8 Chicago donated $1000 to Matt Lampson's LampStrong Foundation which aids in the support of cancer patients.

Fire GK review: Sean's house no more?

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This past February the Chicago Fire signed goal keeper Matt Lampson after a preseason trial run. On the surface it seemed that he would be a player that would push incumbent starter Sean Johnson in training and get the occasional Open Cup start or fill in due to injury or national team call up.

#cf97 – Hope, Passion and the Fire’s Three-Way Battle for ‘Keeper

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I'm back, with another installment of my "Monday Musings" column on a Tuesday. Why am I back? Or, why was I gone? The answer to both questions is simple: a loss of "passion" for my beloved Chicago Fire Soccer Club. I'd been sitting on a draft of this piece, weighing whether my passion has beenproperly reignited.

David Accam

Fire 3 Union 0 - recap and ratings

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Following last weekend's debacle in DC the Fire showed some pride and put together another very good team performance reminiscent of the win in Montreal that they were looking to build on. Chicago was the better side for most of the night and have moved out of the MLS cellar surpassing Columbus and Houston for that dubious distinction.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Matchday 15/16

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There were lots of all three from the Philadelphia Union's matches against New York City FC and the Chicago Fire.

Its been too long, lets just talk about the week that was for the Philadelphia Union.

The Good: Views of number 6

Roland Alberg is my moon and my stars and I will love him until the world explodes.

Portland Timbers Escape Chicago Fire with 1-1 Draw

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The Portland Timbers ground out a frustrating 1-1 draw against the Chicago Fire, bringing home a single unsatisfying point from their Eastern Conference excursion.

The Timbers jumped on top of the Fire in the 18th minute as Diego Valeri bodied off a defender to win an errant clearance and get in on goal.

Fire 1 Dynamo 0 - recap and ratings

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It may have come against the team with the second lowest point total in MLS but the Fire had what was probably their best overall performance of the season in this much needed 1-0 victory. The 4-3-3 alignment that looked lethargic against New England worked well enough in this match. Chicago outshot Houston 20 to 10 (7 to 1 on target) despite the visitors holding a bulk of the possession.

Red Bulls 1 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

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David Accam returned to starting line-up, Sean Johnson was back in goal, and the Fire even registered two shots on goal but that wasn't enough to overcome one mistake in a 1-0 defeat to the New York Red Bulls. A 30th consecutive road match without a win continues to tack on to an already dubious MLS record and the Fire are off to their worst start after ten games in team history.

Union ready for Fire, Bethlehem hosts Cincinnati, US Soccer responds to wage discrimination action, more

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Union on the road to Chicago. Bethlehem's inaugural home opener on Sunday. US Soccer responds to wage discrimination allegations. More news.

Women in Soccer, Chicago Fire ‘Keeper Debate and “Puto”

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National Women's Day

Since today is International Women's Day, I thought I'd use this edition of my semi-weekly Musing column to writeaboutgender equality among soccer fans and players. Did you know that FC Dallas have female capos? I did not until I read this great piece in What a Howler written by Gaby Kirschner.

Women in Soccer, Chicago Fire ‘Keeper Debate and “Puto”

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National Women's Day

Since today is International Women's Day, I thought I'd use this edition of my semi-weekly Musing column to writeaboutgender equality among soccer fans and players. Did you know that FC Dallas has female capos? I did not know this until I read this great piece in What a Howler written by Gaby Kirschner.

Bill Hamid

Restrepo in-Lahoud loaned out, pre-draft news, Nowak, more

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Restrepo deal announced, Lahoud loaned to Cosmos. Roster and draft news. Nowak named head coach of Lechia Gdansk after judge upholds arbitrator's decision against him in Union case. More news.

Bill Hamid withdraws from USMNT camp with knee injury

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DCU's #1 picked up the injury before camp, with the extent of the injury still to be determined

With just over a month and a half until their first CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal game against Queretaro, D.C. United announced on Tuesday evening that goalkeeper Bill Hamid withdrew from the USMNT camp, with an undisclosed knee injury.

Bill Hamid injured with USMNT, replaced by Sean Johnson

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Whilethe U.S. Men's National Team's annual January camp is only a day old, injuries have already plagued Jurgen Klinsmann's team.

On Tuesday, U.S. Soccer announced that Klinsmann was forced to release D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamiddue to an injury sustained during training.

On Jurgen Klinsmann and increasing apathy as an American soccer fan

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In which someone puts on a pair of ranty-pants.

While I was attending the United States men's friendly against Peru at RFK Stadium last week, a funny thing occurred to me as I was waiting for the 7:36pm kickoff. It was malaise, apathy, and compared to previous USA friendlies that I have done to at RFK or elsewhere, I just wasn't in the mood for it.

The Rest

Sean Johnson looking to lift NYCFC following offseason trade from Fire

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With the Jacksonville portion of pre-season completed, Sean Johnson could relax with his New York City FC teammates and soak in the the American tradition of Super Bowl Sunday.

Johnson grew up in Lilburn, Georgia and attended Brookwood High School, sharing notable alumni status with former Atlanta Falcons placekicker, Jason Elam.

Fire protect 11 ahead of Expansion Draft

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Trading Sean Johnson left the Fire with 12 contracted players eligible for Tuesday's Expansion Draft. All MLS clubs could protect 11 players from selection by Atlanta or Minnesota, and the Fire's eleven are: Accam, Alvarez, Campbell, de Leeuw, Goossens, Kappelhof, Lampson, Meira, Polster, Solignac, Vincent Unprotected: Arshakyan, Cocis, Gehrig, Harrington, LaBrocca, McLain, Morrell, Stephens, Ramos, Tham Homegrown Players Collin Fernandez, Patrick Doody, Drew Conner, and Joey Calistri were exempt from eligibility.

Fantasy Focus: Much De Leeuw About Something

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A low-scoring week makes for an unexpected leader

This round saw Rolfin' on the River put up 87 points to lead the league. Mauro Diaz (DAL, $11.6) wore the armband and scored 24 points on a goal and an assist. David Villa (NYC, $12.5) scored 12 points on a goal and an assist, and Patrick Nyarko (DCU, $7.

Filibuster podcast episode 180: Soccer pastors

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Podcasts after wins are always the best podcasts

Filibuster is back on a Tuesday morning, and we're both happy (about soccer) and sad (about Prince). We start (7:30) by talking about D.C. United's 3-0 win over the New England Revolution, and we have to mention the Luciano Acosta goal. We talk about how Fabian Espindola got himself injured by shooting as well as the improved play of Bobby Boswell and the back four.