RUMORS: Atlanta set to acquire Johnson from Chicago

Mike Dinovo
Atlanta United reportedly is set to acquire goalkeeper Sean Johnson from the Chicago Fire in exchange for allocation money.

Atlanta United is poised to acquire goalkeeper Sean Johnson from the Chicago Fire, reports.

The 27-year-old is an Atlanta area native with 177 MLS appearances under his belt since being selected by the Fire in the fourth round of 2010 SuperDraft.

Capped five times by the U.S. national team, Johnson reportedly will be dealt to the 2017 expansion side in exchange for general allocation money.

News of the potential move comes as FourFourTwo reports that U.S. goalkeeper Brad Guzan — a Chicago area native — is considering a January return to MLS, with the Fire listed as one potential suitor.

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It's looking like another busy offseason for the league-worst Fire, with ESPNFC reporting the club will beat Hull City to the signing of Hungary striker Nemanja Nikolic.


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