Pick 'Em: MLSsoccer.com editors predict the 2013 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year

The 2013 MLS season kicks off this weekend. Here at MLSsoccer.com, we're getting ready the only way we know how: making predictions and debating every little thing. On Monday, we predicted the Golden Boot winner. Today, it's the Goalkeeper of the Year.

  Prediction Comments

Simon Borg
Senior Editor

Michael Gspurning, Seattle

The Austrian was as steady as they came in 2012 but flew under the radar for most of the season. He's not only solid, but the big man showed he is capable of the stand-on-your-head performances which will earn him league acclaim in 2013.

Matt Doyle
Armchair Analyst

Michael Gspurning, Seattle

Gspurning was the best ‘keeper in the league last year when he was healthy. In 2013 he’ll be healthy more often, and the voters will give him his due.

Nick Firchau
Senior Editor

Michael Gspurning, Seattle

Probably should have won the award last year, he’ll get his due this time. He’ll beat out Carlo Cudicini in LA.

Jonah Freedman
Managing Editor

Dan Kennedy, Chivas USA

Assuming the new Goats eliminate the need for DK1 to make those desperation saves, he'll finally get his due as the league's top netminder.

Greg Lalas
Editor-In-Chief

Bill Hamid, D.C. The D.C. United defense is better than most people give them credit for, but it's still not an impenetrable wall. That's where Hamid, who has developed slowly and has a USMNT No. 3 spot there for the taking. That's motivation.

Nicholas Rosano
Editor

Michael Gspurning, Seattle

Likely would've won the award last year if not for injury. If he stays healthy and the Sounders can answer the questions about the defense in front of him, he should take it.

Jason Saghini
Director of Video

Tally Hall, Houston

This is a long time coming, but Hall has gotten better and better each year.

Kristel Valencia
Editor, FutbolMLS.com

Jimmy Nielsen, Sporting KC

The best I’ve seen in MLS. Period. 

Andrew Wiebe
Editor

Michael Gspurning, Seattle

Had he played a full season in 2012, there's a good chance the Austrian shot stopper would have kept Jimmy Nielsen from claiming the award. This time around, there's no doubt, as Gspurning keep the Sounders' D on point despite the loss of Jeff Parke.

 

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