MLS Fantasy 2014: Chicago Fire Goalie Sean Johnson Is A Must-Draft

By Baxter Colburn
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With the beginning of the 2014 MLS season right around the corner, fans are starting to flock to to register for MLS Fantasy Soccer Manager 2014. Perhaps one spot that causes the most confusion in terms of who to draft is the goalkeeper position. If you are like me, you want to find a goalie that is a solid player but will also not break the bank. Few goalies in today’s soccer world are full of such talent and promise like that of Chicago Fire goalie Sean Johnson.

This year’s game mode is full of new additions and plenty of content to keep every fan entertained. From fanatics to the occasional watchers, this year’s fantasy manager has it all.

Johnson adds a dynamic to not only the Fire’s squad, but to any fantasy team he is on. His current value is $5 million; considering you are given $120 million to start to the draft, that is quite the steal. Last season was the best one of Johnson’s career, setting him up to become even more dangerous in 2014.

In 2013, Johnson recorded 93 saves and six shutouts, which contributed to his overall record of 12-10-6 while in net. His name has also been thrown around as the replacement for USMNT goalie Tim Howard after the 2014 World Cup is finished. Although this may still be a little far off, the chances of seeing Johnson become a more frequent fixture for the U.S. is an interesting topic to think about.

The MLS is full of talented players, but when it comes to finding a consistent goalie who will keep your team in a game, Johnson in the man to have in net. Other top goalies, like Nick Rimando, Tally Hall and Luis Robles, all run for $6 million each in Fantasy Soccer Manager. The one million difference may not seem like much, but if you really want to go for a consistent player, Johnson in the one you want in your net.

Baxter Colburn is a MLS writer for Follow him on Twitter @Baxstar20, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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