Not originally slated to start, the 24-year-old Canadian international stepped in for Tyler Miller (illness) and posted an eight-save shutout in a 1-0 win Sunday that spoiled the New York Red Bulls’ home opener at Red Bull Arena.
The match marked St. Clair’s first appearance since the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs, giving Loons head coach Adrian Heath a possible selection headache when welcoming the San Jose Earthquakes to Allianz Field on Saturday (8 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+, DAZN in Canada). The Loons have gone undefeated (1W-0L-2D) so far in 2022.
St. Clair is in his fourth professional season after being selected No. 7 overall (first round) in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas. He played college soccer at the University of Maryland.
The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season through both media and fan voting in a process conducted by MLS Communications. A panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) comprises 75 percent of the vote, while a Twitter fan vote represents the remaining 25 percent of the vote. NASR consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.