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  • April 28, 2012
  • • 8:40 PM
  • • Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
  • Referee: M. Kennedy
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Chicago Fire 1-2 Seattle Sounders FC: Eddie Johnson scores first goal for Seattle

Chicago Fire 1-2 Seattle Sounders FC: Eddie Johnson scores first goal for Seattle

John Gress

Eddie Johnson's first goal since 2010 stood up as the winner in a Sounders road victory over Chicago.

Eddie Johnson scored his first goal in nearly two years and also added an assist in the Seattle Sounders' 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire.

The U.S. international and former Fulham forward teed up David Estrada near the end of the first half after making a darting run behind the Fire back line. Estrada's shot took a wicked deflection on the way in, wrong-footing Sean Johnson.

Sean Johnson had no excuse on the second when he casually spilled a Fredy Montero free kick. Jhon Kennedy Hurtado kept the play alive, and Eddie Johnson poked home for his first goal since May 2010.

Between the goals, Johnson clanked a header off the upright and Marco Pappa thought he equalized, even executing an acrobatic back flip, before having the goal disallowed, with Dominic Oduro one of three Fire players offside.

Pappa eventually scored in the last minute of regulation time, but it only served as a consolation for the home side.

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