Tale of Two Goalkeppers
The embrace between Bill Hamid and Sean Johnson at full-time spoke volumes on the mutual respect shared between New York and D.C.’s last lines of defense.
Both ‘keepers stood on their heads across the 90’ to repel shots that on other days would’ve been goals, frustrating those on the sharp ends of the field time after time.
Johnson’s best save came from Luciano Acosta in the first half, as he somehow managed to both block and turn wide a strike which looked destined for the back of the net.
He wasn’t finished there, producing yet more brilliant saves on either side of the interval to secure his first clean sheet of the season.
At the other end, Alex Ring will have thought he’d done enough to secure all three points with his late diving header but there was Hamid to make the stop, drawing an audible gasp from those inside Yankee Stadium.