Johnson wins third Save of the Week honor

Fire rookie goalkeeper Sean Johnson has won his third NAPA Save of the Week award this season, thanks to a lunging dive that kept Houston’s Brian Mullan out during the Dynamo’s wild 4-3 win over Chicago. Johnson – who took over between the posts in Chicago less than a month ago – can now add Matchday 21 to his growing list of SOTW awards that also include Weeks 18 and 19.

Johnson earned roughly 70 percent of the vote this time around, comfortably topping an impressive stop from San Jose veteran Jon Busch on a Landon Donovan volley during the Quakes’ 1-0 win over the Galaxy. Busch received nearly 20 percent of the vote, and Toronto’s Stefan Frei, FC Dallas’ Kevin Hartman and Chivas USA’s Zach Thornton rounded out the field.

1. Sean Johnson, 70.11%

2. Jon Busch, 19.56%

3. Stefan Frei, 4.8%

4. Kevin Hartman, 3.8%

5. Zach Thornton, 1.73%

NAPA Save of the Week Winners

Week 20: Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake

Week 19: Sean Johnson, Chicago Fire

Week 18: Sean Johnson, Chicago Fire

Week 17: Kasey Keller, Seattle Sounders FC

Week 16: Jimmy Nielsen, Kansas City Wizards

Week 15: Stefan Frei, Toronto FC

Week 14: Jimmy Nielsen, Kansas City Wizards

Week 13: Jimmy Nielsen, Kansas City Wizards

Week 12: Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake

Week 11: Chris Seitz, Philadelphia Union

Week 10: Donovan Ricketts, LA Galaxy

Week 9: Jimmy Nielsen, Kansas City Wizards

Week 8: Gino Padula, Columbus Crew

Week 7: Kevin Hartman, FC Dallas

Week 6: Joe Cannon, San Jose Earthquakes

Week 5: Andrew Dykstra, Chicago Fire


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