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Sean Johnson [goalkeeper]

Discussion in 'NYCFC Roster' started by Falastur, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Midas Mulligan

    Midas Mulligan Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter International Liaison

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    Used to do that in Galveston. Good fun.(excepting the high level part, of course)
     
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    Midas Mulligan Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter International Liaison

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    Tommy was in the first cut but not the final list.
     
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    Fantazma Senior Member Seasoned Supporter

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    i honestly think he would only get a half in the Ghana friendly ....thats it....Guzan is number 1 throughout the GC ( unless first place in group is guaranteed after two games in Group stage)
     
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    That's how Johnson got his one start in the Gold Cup 4 years ago, a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica. We had clinched advancement in the prior game. Johnson got the nod over Rimando, who otherwise started the whole tournament. Hamid was the other keeper. Some interesting tidbits in the article quoted below.

    By the way, this was the tournament in which Donovan was playing as he worked his way back into Klinsmann's good graces. Donovan went nuts and dominated everything. Other players included Stu Holden in midfield, backed up by Mix Diskerud, who cap tied himself to the USA in the group stage, and Brek Shea, who we will face while Johnson is away.

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    U.S. MNT Goalkeeper SEAN JOHNSON:On getting the start in goal:“It felt good to be back out there. Anytime you can represent your country it’s a special thing. To go out there and get a result, and a shutout, was fantastic. The guys in front of me did an amazing job and made my job easier, and we were able to come away with the result.”

    On winning Group C:“That was our objective coming in. We wanted to make sure we got three points in every game of the first part of this tournament and we were able to execute.”

    On the save that led to the counter and goal:“It was just a corner that was floated back post and I was able to get across. I think the guy did well to reach back and get a head on it, and I was able to get a fingertip on it, push it off the bar. Luckily it turned into a break for us. It was huge to come away with a goal and be able to close the game out from that point.”

    On how he saw the goal and sequence unfold:“I was watching it all develop. It was special from my position to see the transition. We talk about being quick in transition to get out to Landon, and Landon to play a ball first across to Brek. Fantastic play by us and we were able to attack on the counter and come away with the goal.”

    On the difficulty of playing against Costa Rica:“It was the toughest game of the group so far, as a test personally and as a team. We knew it was going to be tough. We had to fight and grind, but not every win is going to be pretty. You have to grind out sometimes, and we were able to fight tonight. The guys really battled, and credit to the guys in front of me who did a fantastic job and we were able to come away with a result.”

    https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/03/17/12/53/130716-mntvcrc-quotes

    https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/03/17/12/58/130716-mnt-vs-crc-match-report
     
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    Some good stuff in the video below. Even a Rodney Wallace sighting. The decisive sequence starts at 3:35 and is worth a look.

     
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