SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Fabian Johnson

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Fabian Johnson

U.S. Men's National Team

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Fabian Johnson

Fabian Johnson

Photo by John Todd/ISIPhotos.com

By DAN KARELL

Fabian Johnson has played at left wing and left back before for the U.S. Men’s National Team, but he looks to have found a home at right back.

The 26-year old showed off his skills both in defense and attack on Sunday in the USMNT’s 2-1 victory against Turkey, including an outstanding combination play and goal. Johnson came forward from his full back position and dished off to Michael Bradley in the center of the field.

Bradley played a wonderful chip over the Turkey back line for Johnson to run on, and the German-American skillfully took his chance and fired home a shot on the half-volley to give the U.S. a 1-0 lead. Johnson’s performance earned him SBI USMNT Man of the Match honors.

Johnson did more than just score the opening goal of the match. He also turned in a strong showing defensively, keeping Turkey from posing a threat from their left flank.

Who did you think deserved Man of the Match honors? Cast your vote here:

  • Fabian Johnson
  • Michael Bradley
  • Jozy Altidore
  • Jermaine Jones
  • John Brooks
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Brad Guzan
  • Geoff Cameron

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