Zack MacMath, Philadelphia Union

MacMath's heroic dive for Union earns Save of the Week

Not for nothing did Philadelphia Union captain Danny Califf call last Saturday's against the Columbus Crew at PPL Park "perhaps the biggest game we’ve had in club history."

Up against the top team in the Eastern Conference, the struggling Union were looking to keep afloat in the playoff hunt by earning their first win since July 17.

With the pressure on, rookie goalkeeper Zac MacMath came up huge to earn a shutout in the 1-0 win, and his diving save on Andrés Mendoza's outswinger in the 16th minute earned him Save of the Week honors for Week 27 as well.

Despite the occasion, MacMath's save barely won out over Nick Rimando's tip on a Júlio César blast from range. MacMath garnered 31.63 percent of the vote, while Rimando took second with 28.11 percent.

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Final Results

1. Zac MacMath, PHI (vs. CLB), 31.63%

2. Nick Rimando, RSL (vs. SKC), 28.11%

3. Kasey Keller, SEA (vs. DC), 26.39%

3. Josh Saunders, LA (vs. VAN), 11.06%

3. Sean Johnson, CHI (vs. CHV), 2.81%


MLS Save of the Week Winners

Week 1
Nick Rimando, RSL
Week 2
Jake Gleeson, Portland
Week 3
Kasey Keller, Seattle
Week 4
Kasey Keller, Seattle
Week 5
Jake Gleeson, Portland
Week 6
Donovan Rickets, LA
Week 7
Bobby Shuttleworth, NE
Week 8
Tim Ream, New York
Week 9
Stefan Frei, Toronto
Week 10
Troy Perkins, Portland
Week 11
DeLaGarza/Donovan, LA
Week 12
Kasey Keller, Seattle
Week 13
Greg Sutton, New York
Week 14
Teemu Tainio, New York
Week 15
Mike Magee, LA
Week 16
Brian Perk, LA
Week 17
Troy Perkins, Portland
Week 18
Troy Perkins, Portland
Week 19
Jimmy Nielsen, Sporting KC
Week 20
Andy Gruenebaum, Columbus
Week 21
Jimmy Nielsen, Sporting KC
Week 22
Milos Kocic, Toronto
Week 23
Kasey Keller, Seattle
Week 24
Nick Rimando, RSL
Week 25
Jimmy Nielsen, Sporting KC
Week 26
Joe Cannon, Vancouver
Week 27
Zac MacMath, Philadelphia