MLS: Johnson's brace helps Sounders tip Chivas
SEATTLE (AP) -- Eddie Johnson scored twice, including the winner in the 89th minute, as the Seattle Sounders rallied to beat Chivas USA 2-1 in Major League Soccer on Saturday.
Alex Caskey started the play that led to the game-winner with a short pass to Fredy Montero on the left side. Montero, going stride for stride with Shalrie Joseph of Chivas, got a step in front of him and crossed the ball through the penalty area.
Johnson met it eight yards out and headed it hard off the hands of goalkeeper Dan Kennedy and into the back for his 13th of the season.
Nick LaBrocca opened the scoring for Chivas in the eighth minute. He took a short through ball from Joseph, turned from 16 yards in front, and beat Sounders goalkeeper Michael Gspurning to the back right corner for his second of the year.
Johnson answered in the 28th. With a free kick 10 yards up from the goal line on the far left side of the field, Christian Tiffert floated the ball toward the far post. Johnson's header bounced over Kennedy's outstretched arms.
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