Sean Johnson says he is willing to fight for his position in the USA national team.
The 25-year old Chicago Fire goalkeeper was included in Juergen Klinsmann's squad for last week's friendlies with Ecuador and Honduras and although he did not see any action, was thrilled to be back in the national team setup.
"Just getting back in the group was good; good to be around the boys again, be around the coaching staff," Johnson told MLSsoccer.com.
"It's always great to get called up and represent your country, and for me it's just getting in that environment, working hard and trying to break through.
"It's a position where there are a lot of good players, but I believe in myself, believe in my ability, so I'm going to keep pushing to break through and really cement myself in the national team."
Johnson was one of three keepers in Klinsmann's roster alongside Aston Villa's Brad Guzan and Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando in the absence of Everton star Tim Howard who is having an international break.
"(We're) two young guys, both very similar positions in the league as far as our age and games played and stuff like that," Johnson said of Hamid.
"But at the end of the day, competition is good, we embrace it, and we'll hopefully get better along the way and really push for being one of those three spots come the next World Cup."
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