2014 Save of the Year

2014 Save of the Year Winner: Luis Robles

It's time to give the goalkeepers a little love. With goals up this year nothing came easy for 'keepers around the league, but they still managed to remind us what they can do with some truly stunning saves.

The 2014 Save of the Year is organized as a World Cup-style tournament, of sorts, and it all culminates in the announcement of the Save of the Year on Thursday, December 4.

Here's how it all works:

  • The First Round (voting Oct. 28-Nov. 4) will consist of the 32 Save of the Week winners from 2014, placed in eight groups of four. The top two saves in each group, as determined by an online vote, will advance to the Round of 16.
  • The Round of 16 (Nov. 6-13) will consist of the 16 remaining saves, placed in four groups of four. The top vote-getter in each group, as determined by an online vote, will advance to the Final Group.
  • The Final Group (Nov. 21-26) will consist of the 4 remaining saves, placed in one group. The MLS Save of the Year winner will be determined by an online vote.

Click HERE to see the MLS Save of the Week winners for 2014.

And while you're at it, don't forget to cast your vote for the ones that did make it in the net. You can find the 2014 AT&T Goal of the Year vote right here.

First Round

Group A Group B

D. Ousted (VAN) vs. NE
J. Busch (SJ) vs. POR
J. Attinella (RSL) vs. COL
C. Irwin (COL) vs. LA

R. Fernandez (DAL) vs. SEA
Julio Cesar (TOR) vs. DAL

A. Gruenebaum (SKC) vs. CHI
S. Clark (CLB) vs. MTL

Voting for Groups A and B is now closed, but click HERE to see the saves.

Group C Group D

D. Kennedy (CHV) vs. LA
J. Bendik (TOR) vs. CHI
J. Kempin (SKC) vs. VAN
D. Ricketts (POR) vs. LA

N. Rimando (RSL) vs. SJ
J. Attinella (RSL) vs. SEA

J. Kempin (SKC) vs. VAN
D. Ricketts (POR) vs. NY

Voting for Groups C and D is now closed, but click HERE to see the saves.

Group E Group F

D. Ricketts (POR) vs. SEA
D. Kennedy (CHV) vs. NY
J. Penedo (LA) vs. SEA
C. Seitz (DAL) vs. HOU

E. Kronberg (SKC) vs. CLB
N. Rimando (RSL) vs. COL

Clint Irwin (COL) vs. SEA
N. Rimando (RSL) vs. POR

Voting for Groups E and F is now closed, but click HERE to see the saves.

Group G Group H

L. Robles (NY) vs. SSEA
D. Ousted (VAN) vs. MTL
N. Rimando (RSL) vs. LA
D. Ricketts (POR) vs. DAL

S. Clark (CLB) vs. MTL
T. Hall (HOU) vs. NY

C. Seitz (DAL) vs. SEA
N. Rimando (RSL) vs. SJ

Voting for Groups G and H is now closed, but click HERE to see the saves.

Semifinal Round

Group 1

R. Fernandez (DAL) vs. SEA
N. Rimando (RSL) vs. COL
N. Rimando (RSL) vs. SJ
J. Penedo (LA) vs. SEA

Voting for Group 1 is closed but click HERE to see the saves.

Group 2

D. Kennedy (CHV) vs. LA
L. Robles (NY) vs. SEA
C. Irwin (COL) vs. SEA
S. Clark (CLB) vs. MTL

Voting for Group 2 is closed but click HERE to see the saves.

Group 3

N. Rimando (RSL) vs. SJ
J. Busch (SJ) vs. POR
J. Attinella (RSL) vs. COL
D. Ricketts (POR) vs. LA

Voting for Group 3 is now closed but click HERE to see the saves.

Group 4

S. Clark (CLB) vs. MTL
D. Ricketts (POR) vs. SEA
N. Rimando (RSL) vs. LA
D. Ricketts (POR) vs. NY

Voting for Group 4 is now closed but click HERE to see the saves.

Finals

R. Fernandez (DAL) vs. SEA
L. Robles (NY) vs. SEA
D. Ricketts (POR) vs. LA
N. Rimando (RSL) vs. LA

Click HERE to vote for your favorite saves from the Finals. Voting closes 11:59 pm PT, Nov. 26.