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Johnson scores twice in 2-1 US victory

Updated: October 13, 2012, 3:26 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- Eddie Johnson rewarded his coach's faith in him -- twice.

In his first game back with the U.S. national team, Johnson scored a pair of goals Friday night, including the winner in second-half injury time, lifting the United States to the verge of advancing in World Cup qualifying with a nervous 2-1 victory over Antigua and Barbuda.

"We are not happy with what we saw, but we expected a very difficult challenge and they gave us that challenge and it came down to ...

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