Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando was named the winner of Week 23's Save of the Week award on Friday, and the race wasn't even close.
Rimando earned his sixth Save of the Week honor this season for his impressive double stop in Real Salt Lake's 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids this past weekend by claiming more votes than the other four candidates combined. The veteran netminder had about 74 percent of the vote, while the Philadelphia Union's Zac MacMath finished as a distant runner-up with approximately 10 percent.
The award, which came in Rimando's first game back from international duty, is his first since Week 18.
Week 23 Final Voting
1. Nick Rimando (RSL): 74.44%
2. Zac MacMath (PHI): 10.26%
3. Matt Lampson (CLB): 7.38%
4. Jimmy Nielsen (SKC): 4.57%
5. Sean Johnson (CHI): 3.34%