Johnson is known to most USMNT fans for his late game blunder against El Salvador during Olympic qualifying that ended the U.S.’ hopes of playing in London.
However, it is important to remember that Johnson was only 22 years old when that happened, and all young keepers commit their fair share of howlers.
Since then, Johnson has recovered nicely.
In the MLS, for keepers with at least 20 games played, Johnson is currently tied for sixth in the MLS in goals against average, fourth in winning percentage and first in save percentage.
Johnson has twice won MLS’ Save of the Week and put on an impressive performance in the attached video clip that starts at 0:59 mark.
USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann hasn’t lost faith in Johnson either, calling him into the full national team for the friendly against Mexico last month and the World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica this past week.
Johnson’s youth, skill and athletic ability make him a good bet to be the one in the net for the USMNT once Tim Howard hangs up his gloves.