Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson is set to begin a 10-day training stint at Hull City, the MLS club have confirmed.
With the 2014 regular-season coming to a close last weekend, the 25-year-old will head across the pond to join the Premier League side from October 30 through to November 9 and, while the move is strictly to maintain his fitness at this point, there is a valuable opportunity to leave a lasting impression.
‘This is a good chance for Sean to continue to train in a Premiership environment during the offseason,’ Fire head coach Frank Yallop told the club’s official website.
‘He’s had similar training experiences in the past as a result of the relationships that we have abroad, and it’s a good opportunity for him to stay sharp as we turn our sights to the 2015 season.’
Having previously trained with Stoke City and Everton during past off-seasons, Johnson himself added on the move: ‘Going to Hull City will be a fantastic training opportunity.
‘Going over every year has proven great for me. As a player, to get better every single day, to develop, to play at that level, to see how it’s done day-in, day-out is great for myself.
‘I think to get over there and showcase what you have can only do yourself good. Going right over there at the end of the season is going to be great for me as I’m not missing a beat.’
Johnson was named the Fire’s 2014 MVP and Defensive Player of the Year following a season that saw him earn six clean sheets in a team-leading 33 appearances.
The four-time capped US international is also hoping to claim a regular place in Jurgen Klinsmann’s plans moving forward, and was recently called up for the friendly match against Honduras, although he failed to see any minutes.