Sean Johnson is eligible to play for NYCFC vs. Toronto Wednesday. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
The bad news for Sean Johnson is good news for New York City FC.
The veteran goalkeeper was released by the U.S. national team as he returned to his Major League Soccer League.
Translated: Johnson is eligible to play for City when it hosts Toronto FC at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night.
Johnson was on the U.S. roster for the group stage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup and was not used.
In his place, backup keeper Eirik Johansen played in two MLS games, recording a 1-1 mark while surrendering four goals for a 2.00 goals-against average.
Johnson has started and completed 17 games and has a 1.18 GAA.
As it turns out, Toronto will be without two of its most influential players as team and U.S. national team captain Michael Bradley and striker Jozy Altidore were recalled by the American side for the knockout round of the Gold Cup.