Save of the Week

New England's Brad Knighton wins Save of the Week for Week 26

New England goalkeeper Brad Knighton won his first MLS Save of the Week honor of the season on Friday, taking home the Week 26 accolade, which is presented by Phillips 66 Lubricants, for an outstanding save on Colorado’s Dillon Powers in the Revolution’s 2-0 home win against the Rapids.

Knighton made the stop in the 60th minute when Rapids attacker Dominique Badji got free on the left wing and hit a cross to Powers in the center of the area. The midfielder headed a shot that looked ticketed for the far upper corner, but Knighton acrobatically leapt to his left to tip the ball over the bar.

Knighton easily won the final round of voting, taking home 72 percent of the vote to beat Chicago’s Sean Johnson. He topped D.C.’s Bill Hamid and Philadelphia’s John McCarthy in earlier rounds.

Click here to check out the final results of the Week 26 bracket. Follow the links to read more about Save of the Week’s new look and check out a full list of past winners.