Nick Rimando captures first 2014 MLS Save of the Week award with clutch penalty kick stop
We might only be a week into the 2014 MLS season, but Nick Rimando is already racking up awards.
Rimando, Week 1's 2014 MLS Player of the Week, was voted the the winner of the initial Save of the Week award for his clutch penalty kick stop in Real Salt Lake's 1-0 win over the LA Galaxy. Rimando denied Galaxy Designated Player Robbie Keane on a potential game-tying spot kick in stoppage time, preserving the victory for RSL and debut head coach Jeff Cassar.
The veteran goalkeeper's impressive save, one of nine in the match, garnered a tad more than 40 percent of the vote to claim the Week 1 accolade.
Final Votes - Week 1:
1. Nick Rimando (RSL): 40.25%
2. Donovan Ricketts (POR): 28.55%
3. Jaime Penedo (LA): 15.38%
4. Sean Johnson (CHI): 8.05%
5. Bobby Shuttlesworth (NE): 7.77%