Don’t have your best two strikers?
Don’t have your top midfielder and unquestioned field general?
Well, no problem. Not as long as someone like Ryan Johnson is around to nail wonder goals like this one!
Watch the opening goal tonight by Toronto FC from Red Bull Arena, where New York needs all three points in the worst way against the Eastern Conference’s bottom club. (And one that’s beaten all to heck by injuries; absences include their standout goalkeeper Stefan Frei, DP strikers Eric Hassli and Danny Koevermans and DP midfielder Torsten Frings.)
It’s not going to hold, based on the early flurry of offense from both sides – there are more goals in this one, believe it – but here is Johnson’s opening strike Saturday, from about 35 yards.