Sean Johnson has played well for NYCFC this season. (Photo courtesy of MLS)

New York City FC goalkeeper Sean Johnson was added to the U.S. men’s national team training camp roster, replacing Zack Steffen, U.S. Soccer announced on Friday.

Steffen, who plays for Manchester City, had to withdraw from camp for family reasons.

The 32-year-old Johnson has played nine times for the USMNT, collecting three Concacaf Gold Cup championship medals. Johnson earned MVP honors when he backstopped NYCFC to its first MLS Cup crown last year.

The USA will play four important matches this June as it prepares for the World Cup. The USMNT kicks off the international window on June 1 against African powerhouse Morocco at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati (7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2, UniMas, TUDN), before USA-Uruguay on June 5 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City. The match against the two-time World Cup champions and 13th-ranked Uruguay is set for 5 p.m. ET on FOX, Univision and TUDN.

The schedule continues with the start of the 2022-23 Concacaf Nations League as the U.S. will attempt to defend its title, playing group stage matches against Grenada on June 10 (10 p.m. ET; ESPN+, UniMas, TUDN) at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas and at El Salvador on June 14 (FS1, Univision, TUDN).

 

The roster

GOALKEEPERS (3): Ethan Horvath (Nottingham Forest/ENG; 7/0), Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 9/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 16/0)

 

DEFENDERS (9): George Bello (Arminia Bielefeld/GER; 6/0), Reggie Cannon (Boavista/POR; 24/1), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic/SCO; 8/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 23/3), Erik Palmer-Brown (Troyes/FRA; 3/0), Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; 25/2), Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach/GER; 0/0), DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami; 73/0), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 28/3)

 

MIDFIELDERS (8): Kellyn Acosta (LAFC; 51/2), Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig/GER; 27/1), Luca de la Torre (Heracles/NED; 7/0), Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; 31/9), Djordje Mihailovic (CF Montreal/CAN; 6/1), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; 16/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 31/0), Malik Tillman (Bayern Munich/GER; 0/0)

 

FORWARDS (7): Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg/AUT; 18/5), Paul Arriola (FC Dallas; 44/9), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas; 9/3), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders; 46/10), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 48/21), Tim Weah (Lille/FRA; 22/2), Haji Wright (Antalyaspor/TUR; 0/0)

 

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