Sean Johnson started the game and has to have won the starting job. His reactions to the first PK were terrible but he almost got a hand on the second one. This is probably MLS Save of the Week. He did a very good job in directing traffic and getting the ball to the right players. I know LA is on a slide but to hold them to no goals in the run of play at the Home Depot Center wins me over.
While still enjoyable given the lead and the debut of Freddie Ljungberg, the rest of the game had a bitter taste. We once again hunkered down with a lead (4-6-0 formation while up 2-0 against Philly anyone?). We did not push back on the Galaxy especially after Demo Kovalenko's
Overall you can't complain. The Fire dialed up a great performance in Los Angeles and left town with 3 points. 5-5-5 is an unreal area code on TV shows and it is just as unreal to think that 5-5-5 is the Fire's record after everything this team has been through. Let this be the beginning of a new Fire team and the road to a MLS Cup. It is the only hardware chance we have.