There must be something in that California air..
Sean Johnson put in another performance very reminiscent of last year’s away to LA Galaxy, making save after save – 9 in total – to help aid NYCFC’s 87-minute comeback at Avaya Stadium on the way to another three points for the Road Blues.
It wasn’t just the saves though, which were mostly of the spectacular variety. It came in the form of leadership, organizing and rallying the team’s backline after conceding on an early corner kick.
As NYCFC continued to push forward, San Jose did well to create chances from the wings, which Sean dealt beautifully with – punching away the danger and cleaning up shots from near and far.
Patrick Vieira described the final stages of Saturday evening’s match as a “fight” – and Johnson was always there to to put sure hands to the ball whenever the situation turned even the slightest bit dangerous.
As players have come in and out of the squad due to injury, internationals, and yellow card accumulation in this first month fo the season – there has always been one constant – Sean Johnson’s solid play in between the sticks.