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Eddie Johnson’s two goals boost the United States to a 2-1 victory at Antigua & Barbuda. (Getty Images)

Eddie Johnson scored twice in his return to the U.S. national soccer team, including the tiebreaking header in the 90th minute, as the Americans survived a scare from Antigua & Barbuda, 2-1, in a World Cup away qualifier Friday night. The U.S. team (3-1-1, 10 points) will look to secure a berth in CONCACAF’s final round of qualifying Tuesday night in the group finale against Guatemala in Kansas City, Kan. (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2, Telefutura) [Latest standings]


USA: Eddie Johnson 20th minute (Graham Zusi assist)

A&B: Dexter Blackstock 25th (Peter Byers)

USA: Eddie Johnson 90th (Alan Gordon)

Jermaine Jones received a yellow card, resulting in a suspension Tuesday.

USA : Tim Howard; Steve Cherundolo, Clarence Goodson, Geoff Cameron, Carlos Bocanegra; Graham Zusi (Sacha Kljestan 78th), Danny Williams (Jermaine Jones 56th), Michael Bradley, Eddie Johnson; Clint Dempsey, Herculez Gomez (Alan Gordon 73rd).

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.



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Steven Goff · October 12, 2012