Frei rescues Toronto FC, wins Save of the Week

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Stefan Frei is a perennial contender for the Save of the Week award, and the Toronto FC goalkeeper ran away with the top honor for his heroics in Week 9.

Frei came up with the biggest save of the match last Saturday at BMO Field, turning away the Chicago Fire’s Daniel Paladini with a lightning-quick reaction save that helped TFC hold on for soggy 2-2 draw.

Paladini appeared to primed for a dramatic game-winner after he took a feed from Corben Bone into the TFC box, but then Frei closed in and somehow swatted away Paladani’s shot with his left hand to keep the Fire at bay.

Frei captured more than 50 percent of the vote, easily topping a pair of efforts from Philadelphia’s Faryd Mondragón.

WATCH: Frei denies Paladini to preserve draw

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Final Voting Results

1. Stefan Frei, Toronto FC  50.63%

2. Faryd Mondragón, Philadelphia  22.68%

3. Faryd Mondragón, Philadelphia  9.44%

4. Jay Nolly, Vancouver  8.66%

5. Dan Kennedy, Chivas USA  8.58%

MLS Save of the Week winners

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)

Week 5: Jake Gleeson, POR (watch here)

Week 6: Donovan Ricketts, LA (watch here)

Week 7: Bobby Shuttleworth, NE (watch here)

Week 8: Tim Ream, NY (watch here)