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Returning Timbers star thrilled with midweek win over DC

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Portland Timbers star Will Johnson was left satisfied with their 1-0 win over DC United on Wednesday night. The Portland star returned after a long time out injured with a broken leg and is now looking to push on following Wednesday’s victory.

Johnson was quick to point out his satisfaction that the Timbers picked up the three points and was even more happy to be back: “Yeah that part was awesome, really really good,” Johnson told The Oregonian.

“I wasn’t always sure it was going to happen. This was a really big game for us, and I tried to play down that it was about me.”

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Johnson was quick to point out that the result was more important than his comeback, but you can’t help but realise that Johnson’s presence directly affected the result. After a long time out, Johnson is back and ready to kick on.

“There’s no setbacks, no muscle injuries, no nothing like that. It’s just wear and tear at this point.”

The win ended a run of only one in five and they are now just two points off the playoffs, a position Johnson thinks is vital.

“Huge, the only thing that matters tonight is not me, it’s three points for this club, we needed it badly to get going in the right direction quickly. We spoke a lot about urgency this week.”

Can Portland Timbers finally find form now that Will Johnson has returned?

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