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By IVES GALARCEP
On a night when the U.S. Men’s National Team attack struggled to break down Costa Rica’s stingy defense, the American defense didn’t have the busiest night. On the handful of occasions when the Ticos did manage to create dangerous chances, Sean Johnson was there to deal with the danger, and keep Costa Rica from pulling off the upset.
Johnson made two saves, including a game-changing stop in the 81st minute, tipping a Carlos Johnson header onto the crossbar just seconds before the U.S. marched down the field and scored the winning goal. Johnson’s clutch late save, and his command of the penalty area, made him the pick for SBI USMNT Man of the Match.
Johnson beat out a cast of candidates that included Landon Donovan, Stuart Holden, Clarence Goodson and Brek Shea.
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