Seattle's Keller wins 5th MLS Save of the Week of '11

Kasey Keller of the Seattle Sounders

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With Seattle's home schedule coming to an end, it's becoming painfully aware that Kasey Keller, who is set to retire at the end of the season, is on his way out the door.

But the veteran goalkeeper has still got it. His diving save to deny Philadelphia Union forward Veljko Paunovic's header — Week 30's MLS Save of the Week winner — has proved that much.

With acres of space on the wing, Philly right back Sheanon Williams collected the ball and flighted a cross in towards the leaping Paunovic, whose header from 12 yards out seemed destined to sneak inside the near post. Keller flung himself low and to his right to stop the shot dead in its tracks, stunning Paunovic and earning a rousing cheer from the Sounders faithful.

Keller is no stranger to the Save of the Week award — this is the fifth time he has won in his ultimate season. The Seattle 'keeper won in a landslide, garnering 65 percent of the vote. LA Galaxy netminder Donovan Ricketts came in second with 29 percent.

WATCH: Keller stones Paunovic

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Final Results

1. Kasey Keller, SEA (vs. PHI), 65.49%

2. Donovan Ricketts, LA (vs. NY), 29.22%

3. Frank Rost, NY (vs. LA), 5.29%

 

MLS Save of the Week Winners

Week 1
Nick Rimando, RSL
Week 2
Jake Gleeson, Portland
Week 3
Kasey Keller, Seattle
Week 4
Kasey Keller, Seattle
Week 5
Jake Gleeson, Portland
Week 6
Donovan Rickets, LA
Week 7
Bobby Shuttleworth, NE
Week 8
Tim Ream, New York
Week 9
Stefan Frei, Toronto
Week 10
Troy Perkins, Portland
Week 11
DeLaGarza/Donovan, LA
Week 12
Kasey Keller, Seattle
Week 13
Greg Sutton, New York
Week 14
Teemu Tainio, New York
Week 15
Mike Magee, LA
Week 16
Brian Perk, LA
Week 17
Troy Perkins, Portland
Week 18
Troy Perkins, Portland
Week 19
Jimmy Nielsen, Sporting KC
Week 20
Andy Gruenebaum, Columbus
Week 21
Jimmy Nielsen, Sporting KC
Week 22
Milos Kocic, Toronto
Week 23
Kasey Keller, Seattle
Week 24
Nick Rimando, RSL
Week 25
Jimmy Nielsen, Sporting KC
Week 26
Joe Cannon, Vancouver
Week 27
Zac MacMath, Philadelphia
Week 28
Troy Perkins, Portland
Week 29
Nick Rimando, RSL
Week 30
Kasey Keller, SEA