Fabian Johnson is not only back on the field, but he's back on the scoresheet, too.
In his return from a leg muscle injury that kept him out over a month, Johnson scored five minutes into Borussia Monchengladbach's Bundesliga match vs. Augsburg on Wednesday. For Johnson, who has been tabbed by U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann as his top right back option, the timing couldn't have been better for both country and club, with the USA's CONCACAF Cup playoff against Mexico less than three weeks away and with Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga cellar, with five losses in five games.
Johnson, playing on the left wing, did what he could to alter the club's fate, by pouncing on a bounding ball in the box after a deflected shot attempt fell his way. He finished strongly with his left foot and set off a torrid attacking sequence for 'Gladbach, which tallied three more times in the next 16 minutes. The club had scored twice all season entering the match, prompting the resignation of manager Lucien Favre.
Watch Johnson's goal, his first of the season and first since a March 1 win over Paderborn last season, below: