Eddie Johnson is slowly starting to look like his old self. The Seattle Sounders forward scored his second goal in as many games, this one a snap-header off a Mauro Rosales feed that sent his team into halftime with a 1-0 lead over the LA Galaxy on Wednesday.
Johnson's goal was especially important from a psychological perspective, as it gave the Sounders their first lead over the Galaxy in a MLS match since 2009. Even including their two U.S. Open Cup victories, the Sounders have gone just 3-5-2 against the Galaxy all-time.
Johnson's goal also allowed Fredy Montero's rough first half to be more easily forgotten. Montero missed two shots from close range, one from basically point blank in which he hit his shot right at a helpless Bill Gaudette, and was flagged for offside, negating an earlier goal. Montero has yet to register a point heading into the second half of his seventh game this year.