What a week for Fabian Johnson. What a month.
After scoring his second UEFA Champions League goal of the season and delivering an assist on Wednesday, Johnson bagged a brace to help Borussia Moenchengladbach pick up a 3-3 draw in a wild match vs. Hoffenheim. Johnson’s goals came at the start and end of the road game, with his first serving as a fifth-minute opener and his second as an equalizer three minutes before the final whistle.
Both of his tallies came via tidy finishes as well. The 27-year-old Johnson initially got on the scoreboard by slotting home a shot off the post after making a well-timed diagonal run to get on the end of a pass played in behind the defense. Johnson then capped his impressive day, and week, with a great individual effort, disposing of two defenders with a fake right-footed shot before using his left to fire home.
Johnson, who played in his customary left midfield spot for Moenchengladbach on Saturday, has been on a torrid run of form since the start of November. Johnson has netted four times across all competitions for his club in the past four weeks, including on a strike on Nov. 3 that made him the first U.S. Men’s National Team Player to tally in the UEFA Champions League in more than two years.
He also scored once for the U.S. in a 6-1 World Cup Qualifying rout over St Vincent and the Grenadines on Nov. 13.
Here are the match highlights, including both of Johnson’s goals:
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What do you think of Johnson’s two-goal performance for Moenchengladbach? Which strike impressed you more? Is this the best soccer of his career? Do you see him playing this well for the USMNT in 2016?
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