Sliding effort wins second straight SOTW for Nielsen

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It's four and counting for Jimmy Nielsen.

The Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper's sliding effort – which denied a clear chance for the Crew's Emilio Rentería in front of goal – preserved his eighth shutout of the season and earned him his fourth Save of the Week nod of 2012.

Nielsen is now deadlocked with Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando for the most Save of the Week awards this season, after just barely holding off Montreal's Donovan Ricketts in this week's voting.

For a complete list of Save of the Week winners, click here.

1. Jimmy Nielsen (SKC), 34%
2. Donovan Ricketts (MTL), 32%
3. Bill Gaudette (NY), 22%

4. Sean Johnson (CHI), 9% 
5. Kevin Hartman (DAL), 3%

WATCH: Nielsen keeps Rentería at bay