Eddie Johnson scores game winner in another Dos a Cero

Headdie Johnson - SB Nation

The United States is nearly certain to qualify for their seventh straight World Cup behind Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan.

The magic of Columbus continues as the United States again beats Mexico two-nil in World Cup Qualifying. Early on the Mexican side attacked the Americans quite well. As the game became more balanced the power of Eddie Johnson's head became apparent. A strong save stopped his first attempt, but just minutes later the Seattle Sounders FC star put one home as Mexico keeper left his line.

The insurance goal came off of a Mixx Diskerud, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan party. Post match Donovan credited Dempsey with a touch.

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via SB Nation Soccer

Johnson did need to leave the match early as a precautionary measure after he hit his head on the grass at Crew Stadium. Though he returned to the field he was subbed off a bit later.

As Tim Howard said, American players are measured by how they do against Mexico. For now, with a reduced squad starting a back-up target man, a back-up central mid, a reserve right mid, the sixth or seventh choice at right back and a center back pairing less than ideal they are better than El Tri.

An American side powered by the Rave Green is going to Brazil.

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