Vancouver's Cannon still Save of the Week reigning champ
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But when it comes to Joe Cannon, maybe he’s already mastered everything he needs to know.
The 37-year veteran has been the lynchpin of the stingiest defense in Major League Soccer this season, with 11 saves and a spotless 0.00 goals-against average in three games for the resurgent Vancouver Whitecaps.
For testament to Cannon’s red-hot start to his 15th league in MLS, look no further than his amazing 67th-minute save off a header from D.C. United striker Hamdi Salihi last time out. That save – which helped preserve the Whitecaps’ mark as the only team in MLS to not allow a goal this season – gave Cannon the Save of the Week for the second consecutive week, and he won it going away.
Cannon received nearly 45 percent of the votes, easily topping a breakaway save from Philadelphia’s Zac MacMath on Chicago’s Dominic Oduro (19 percent) and a diving stop from Montreal’s Donovan Ricketts on the Crew’s Eddie Gaven (18 percent).
Week 3 Voting Results
1. Joe Cannon (VAN) – 44.87%
2. Zac MacMath (PHI) – 18.87%
3. Donovan Ricketts (MTL) - 17.66%
4. Dan Kennedy (CHV) - 9.97%
5. Kevin Hartman (DAL) – 8.60%
For a complete list of the Save of the Week winners in 2012, click here.
WATCH: Cannon stones Salihi for Save of the Week