Nielsen adds sixth SOTW honor
Kansas City Wizards goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen has picked up his sixth NAPA Save of the Week award, this time for sprawling save on Philadelphia's Sebastien Le Toux that was deemed by voters as the best save of Matchday 22.
Nielsen’s save helped preserve the Wizards’ 1-1 draw with the Union at the PPL Park, and earned the Danish netminder his second consecutive Save of the Week award. He has won more Save of the Week awards than any other goalkeeper in the league this season.
Nielsen earned roughly 45 percent of the vote, more than enough to top runner-up and two-time SOTW winner Nick Rimando of Real Salt Lake (37.57 percent).
Rimando denied New York's Juan Pablo Angel on the doorstep during RSL's 1-0 win over New York at Rio Tinto Stadium.
New York's Greg Sutton, FC Dallas' Kevin Hartman and D.C. United's Bill Hamid rounded out the field.
1. Jimmy Nielsen, 45.15%
2. Nick Rimando 34.57 %
3. Greg Sutton, 12.08%
4. Kevin Hartman, 7.51%
5. Bill Hamid, 0.69%
NAPA Save of the Week Winners
Week 22: Jimmy Nielsen, Kansas City Wizards
21: Jimmy Nielsen, Kansas City Wizards
Week 20: Nick Rimando,
Real Salt Lake
Week 19: Sean Johnson, Chicago Fire
Sean Johnson, Chicago Fire
Week 17: Kasey Keller, Seattle Sounders
Week 16: Jimmy Nielsen, Kansas City Wizards
Stefan Frei, Toronto FC
Week 14: Jimmy Nielsen, Kansas City
Week 13: Jimmy Nielsen, Kansas City Wizards
Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake
Week 11: Chris Seitz, Philadelphia
Week 10: Donovan Ricketts, LA Galaxy
Week 9: Jimmy
Nielsen, Kansas City Wizards
Week 8: Gino Padula, Columbus Crew
7: Kevin Hartman, FC Dallas
Week 6: Joe Cannon, San Jose
Week 5: Andrew Dykstra, Chicago Fire