Magee wins Save of the Week for heroics in LA shutout
The recognition for Mike Magee’s rare and remarkable stint in goal just keep on coming.
The LA Galaxy midfielder has capped a wild week of kudos for his turn in goal last Saturday against San Jose by winning the Save of the Week for Week 15 in a landslide.
Magee’s 89th-minute stop on San Jose’s Steven Lenhart helped preserve a scoreless draw for the Galaxy, who lost starting goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts to an injury and backup Josh Saunders to a red card before the first half whistle even blew. Magee played more than a half in goal to help save the day, and earned the MLS Player of the Week honor in the process, the first time the award was given to a goalkeeper this season.
Magee received nearly 56 percent of the vote, easily topping a one-handed save by Houston’s Tally Hall that denied a diving header for D.C. United’s Charlie Davies.
WATCH: Magee denies Lenhart to preserve shutout
1. Mike Magee (LA), 55.6%
2. Tally Hall (HOU), 18.2 %
3. Bill Hamid (DC), 16.1%
4. Jimmy Nielsen (SKC), 6.3%
5. Donovan Ricketts (LA), 3.7%