Keller wins second straight Save of the Week nod
NEW YORK – You would never know that Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Kasey Keller is closing in on retirement based on the quality of his saves of late.
For the second week in a row, Keller's heroics in goal have earned him Save of the Week honors, as he showed catlike reflexes to stop a point-blank, second-half strike from Chicago's Diego Cháves and preserve a 2-1 Sounders lead on April 9.
That stop dominated fan voting with 62.4 percent of the tallies. There was no contest this week with Donovan Ricketts of the LA Galaxy finishing a distant second to Keller (13.56 percent). The Jamaican's block of a close-range Chris Pontius header did not come close to challenging for the award.
1. Kasey Keller, SEA 62.4%
2. Donovan Ricketts, LA 13.56%
3. Jay Nolly, VAN 13.04%
4. Dan Kennedy, CHV 6.39%
5. Stefan Frei, TOR 4.6%
Week 1 – Nick Rimando, RSL (watch here)
Week 2 - Jake Gleeson, POR (watch here)
Week 3 – Kasey Keller, SEA (watch here)
Week 4 – Kasey Keller, SEA (watch here)