Johannsson scores twice as AZ rout Heracles

Johannsson scores twice as AZ rout Heracles

U.S. Men's National Team

Johannsson scores twice as AZ rout Heracles

Aron Johannsson AZ Alkmaar (Getty Images)

By DAN KARELL

Even with Jozy Altidore struggling at Sunderland, one of the U.S. Men’s National Team’s forwards is firing on all cylinders.

AZ Alkmaar forward Aron Johannsson scored his 15th and 16th goals of the Eredivisie season on Saturday as his side defeated Heracles, 4-0. Johannsson scored his first goal in the 16th minute in tremendous fashion, taking a pass, flicking it up, and finishing on the volley all in one motion.

Johannsson’s second may have been even better as the Mobile, Ala.-born forward took a pass from the right, spun on a dime to evade two Heracles defenders, then side-stepped the goalkeeper before tapping home. Both assists came from Swedish youngster Matias Johansson.

The 23-year-old Johannsson now has 24 goals in all competitions this season for AZ and is looking more and more likely to be a lock for Brazil.

Here’s video of Johannsson’s goals today:

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What do you think of these goals? Do you think Johannsson is a lock for the World Cup squad? Think he could start the opening match against Ghana?

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