Save of the Week: No Rimando? No problem as Real Salt Lake's Jeff Attinella takes home the honors
For most teams, losing their top two goalkeepers would present a worrisome problem. But not for Real Salt Lake, who got a highlight-reel peformance from third-string 'keeper Jeff Attinella, who in turn collected a first-ever Save of the Week award in the process.
Attinella, who came into RSL's eventual 3-0 win at FC Dallas after Josh Saunders went down injured, showed top-notch reflexes in the 88th minute to tip over a snap header from FCD's Ramon Nunez and ensure a comfortable finish for his team. Attinella, a Best XI honoree in the NASL last year, collected just under 43% of the fan vote.
Real Salt Lake teammate Javier Morales also won AT&T Goal of the Week for Week 20.
Week 20 Final Voting
1. Jeff Attinella (RSL): 42.63%
2. Donovan Ricketts (POR): 38.04%
3. Carlo Cudicini (LA): 13.37%
4. Andrew Weber (SEA) 5.54%
5. Luis Robles (NY): 0.42%