Rimando repeats as MLS save king with Week 9 award
Nick Rimando does it again.
The Real Salt Lake netminder repeated as MLS Save of the Week winner with his stop on a shot by New England forward Fernando Cárdenas voted by the fans as best of Week 9.
The 32-year-old Rimando has now captured four of the nine Save of the Week awards handed out in 2012 and he even had a second save on this week's ballot which came in third place.
The veteran's performance against the Revs also won Rimando high praise from his manager Jason Kreis: “For me, Nick got us the three points. Without him in goal, we probably would be walking away with one.”
The 71st-minute save on Cárdenas, which preserved RSL's 2-1 win, beat out the stunning save by San Jose's Jon Busch on Dwayne De Rosario's overhead kick.
Check the voting totals below.
Week 9 Voting Results
1. Nick Rimando (RSL) 35.85%
2. Jon Busch (SJ) 26.67%
3. Nick Rimando (RSL) 21.44%
4. Donovan Ricketts (MTL) 8.55%
5. Andy Gruenebaum (CLB) 7.49%
For a complete list of the Save of the Week winners in 2012, click here.
WATCH: Rimando stretches to deny Cárdenas