Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake, makes a save against the New England Revolution, May 5, 2012.
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Rimando repeats as MLS save king with Week 9 award

Nick Rimando does it again.

The Real Salt Lake netminder repeated as MLS Save of the Week winner with his stop on a shot by New England forward Fernando Cárdenas voted by the fans as best of Week 9.

The 32-year-old Rimando has now captured four of the nine Save of the Week awards handed out in 2012 and he even had a second save on this week's ballot which came in third place.

The veteran's performance against the Revs also won Rimando high praise from his manager Jason Kreis: “For me, Nick got us the three points. Without him in goal, we probably would be walking away with one.”

The 71st-minute save on Cárdenas, which preserved RSL's 2-1 win, beat out the stunning save by San Jose's Jon Busch on Dwayne De Rosario's overhead kick.

Check the voting totals below.

Week 9 Voting Results

1. Nick Rimando (RSL) 35.85%

2. Jon Busch (SJ) 26.67%

3. Nick Rimando (RSL) 21.44%

4. Donovan Ricketts (MTL) 8.55%

5. Andy Gruenebaum (CLB) 7.49%

For a complete list of the Save of the Week winners in 2012, click here.

WATCH: Rimando stretches to deny Cárdenas


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