Eddie Johnson scored both goals for the U.S. men's national team and helped lift his side to an enormous 2-1 upset over the heavily favored Antigua & Barbuda team tonight in North Sound.
The Americans, with a squad full of professionals bearing the burden of their careers and the 300 million citizens behind them, miraculously dashed the expectations of the tiny Island country and its team of amateurs in securing the essential win in qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Johnson, who starred for the U.S. national squad nearly a decade ago, found himself restored to glory with his first international multi-goal game since 2004. It was his first start for the national team in more than two years. Johnson headed home the winning goal as regulation time expired, and the U.S. held on through four minutes of stoppage time to complete the unprecedented upset. [BeIN]