FC Cincinnati’s Roman Celentano Wins 2023 MLS Save of the Year Presented by Allstate


NEW YORK (Thursday, November 9, 2023) – Major League Soccer today announced that FC Cincinnati’s Roman Celentanohas claimed the 2023 MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate for his last-minute save in FC Cincinnati’s victory over the Columbus Crew on May 20 (Watch Here).

Well into added time and with the Crew looking to equalize from a set piece, Celentano produced a win-preserving save against his club’s biggest rivals on the night. As former Crew midfielder Lucas Zelarayán whipped in the free kick, Crew defender Steven Moreira leaped to meet the cross off a header that seemed destined for the back of the net. Celentano, though, flew across his goal line and denied the effort from leveling the match by punching the ball over the net.

The MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate, an award established in 2009, is determined by fan votes on MLSsoccer.com.

  • Access Video Assets of FC Cincinnati’s Roman Celentano 2023 MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate **here**.

A full list of previous MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate award winners can be found below:

All-Time MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate Winners
Player – Team
Roman Celentano – FC Cincinnati
5/20/23 vs. Columbus Crew, 90th min
Pedro Gallese – Orlando City SC
7/17/22 vs. Atlanta United, 82nd min
Stefan Frei – Seattle Sounders FC
9/18/21 vs. Real Salt Lake, 57th min
Eloy Room – Columbus Crew SC
11/4/20 vs. Orlando City SC, 30th min
Nick Rimando – Real Salt Lake
8/24/19 vs. Colorado Rapids, 27th min
Stefan Frei – Seattle Sounders FC
7/4/18 vs. Colorado Rapids, 82nd min
Brad Guzan – Atlanta United
10/15/17 vs. New York Red Bulls, 65th min
Joe Bendik – Orlando City SC
5/15/16 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 45th min
Adam Kwarasey – Portland Timbers
8/15/15 vs. Real Salt Lake, 31st min
Luis Robles – New York Red Bulls
9/20/14 vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 69th min
Nick Rimando – Real Salt Lake
8/3/13 vs. Colorado Rapids, 53rd min
Nick Rimando – Real Salt Lake
4/14/12 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 75th min
Kasey Keller – Seattle Sounders FC
10/15/11 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 64th min
Kasey Keller – Seattle Sounders FC
4/17/10 vs. Kansas City Wizards, 90th min
Pat Onstad – Houston Dynamo
4/19/09 vs. Colorado Rapids, 83rd min

The 2023 MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate video is available for download on the MLS video and photo database.
All uses should include the following credit: Courtesy Major League Soccer, L.L.C.

About Major League Soccer
Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer – celebrating its 28th season in 2023 – features 30 clubs throughout the United States and Canada, including a new expansion team in San Diego that will debut in 2025. All MLS, Leagues Cup, playoff matches, and select MLS NEXT Pro and MLS NEXT matches can be watched through MLS Season Pass, available on the Apple TV app on Apple devices, smart TVs, streaming devices, set-top boxes, and game consoles, and the web at tv.apple.com. MLS Season Pass will feature the most expansive and accessible lineup of programming ever for MLS fans. For more information about MLS, visit mlssoccer.com. For more information about the Apple TV app, visit apple.com/apple-tv-app.

About Allstate 
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) protects people from life's uncertainties with a wide array of protection for autos, homes, electronic devices and identity theft. Products are available through a broad distribution network including Allstate agents, independent agents, major retailers, online and at the workplace. Allstate is widely known for the slogan "You're in Good Hands with Allstate." For more information, visit www.allstate.com.