Johnson Wins SOTW
Chicago Fire rookie goalkeeper Sean Johnson picked up his third
NAPA MLS Save of the Week Award this month after making a crucial stop in the
Chicago Fire's loss 4-3 against Houston Dynamo. Johnson dove to parry Dynamo
midfielder Brian Mullan's blast from the top of the box, keeping the game level
at 0-0 in the 15th minute.
Johnson earned 70 percent of the vote, topping
current San Jose Earthquakes and former Chicago Fire goalkeeper Jon Busch save
of a Landon Donovan shot in the SJ Earthquakes - LA Galaxy matchup.
The 21-year-old rookie, has garnered four NAPA MLS
Save of the Week nominations in the month of August, previously taking home the
Award in his MLS debut in the Fire's 3-2 victory over the LA Galaxy Aug. 1. The
University of Central Florida product followed up his initial award winning
performance with a seven save outing against New York Red Bulls strike duo
Thierry Henry and Juan Pablo Angel. His last second save of an Angel shot
earned Johnson his second consecutive win in his second MLS start as the Fire's