Crew SC's Zack Steffen named 2018 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year

Columbus Crew SC’s Zack Steffen was named the 2018 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year on Tuesday, capping a breakout 2018 for the US national team 'keeper.

Steffen announced himself on the national stage during the 2017 playoffs after playing the role of hero in Crew SC's penalty shootout win over Atlanta United. He's since followed that up by leading Columbus back to the playoffs, before starring in another shootout Knockout Round win.

The 23-year-old had a 1.28 GAA with a 64.1 save percentage during the MLS regular season while anchoring a defense that conceded 45 goals, top third in the league. Steffen was third in the league in clean sheets (10) despite missing five games.

Steffen is the second player in Crew SC history to win the award after Brad Friedel picked up the honor in 1997.

Steffen narrowly edged Seattle's Stefan Frei, Red Bulls' Luis Robles and Sporting KC's Tim Melia, last year's Goalkeeper of the Year winner. Below are the full voting results.

Voting Results

Nominee Player
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Club
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Media
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Avg
Zack Steffen (CLB) 36.18% 24.04% 14.55% 24.92%
Stefan Frei (SEA) 6.76% 18.27% 31.52% 18.85%
Luis Robles (NY) 10.00% 22.12% 22.73% 18.28%
Tim Melia (SKC) 12.06% 21.15% 16.67% 16.63%
Brad Guzan (ATL) 11.76% 10.58% 2.12% 8.15%

Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year Winners

  • 2018: Zack Steffen – Columbus Crew SC
  • 2017: Tim Melia – Sporting Kansas City
  • 2016: Andre Blake – Philadelphia Union
  • 2015: Luis Robles – New York Red Bulls
  • 2014: Bill Hamid – D.C. United
  • 2013: Donovan Ricketts – Portland Timbers
  • 2012: Jimmy Nielsen – Sporting Kansas City
  • 2011: Kasey Keller – Seattle Sounders FC
  • 2010: Donovan Ricketts – LA Galaxy
  • 2009: Zach Thornton – Chivas USA
  • 2008: Jon Busch – Chicago Fire
  • 2007: Brad Guzan – Chivas USA
  • 2006: Troy Perkins – D.C. United
  • 2005: Pat Onstad – San Jose Earthquakes
  • 2004: Joe Cannon – Colorado Rapids
  • 2003: Pat Onstad – San Jose Earthquakes
  • 2002: Joe Cannon – San Jose Earthquakes
  • 2001: Tim Howard – MetroStars
  • 2000: Tony Meola – Kansas City Wizards
  • 1999: Kevin Hartman – Los Angeles Galaxy
  • 1998: Zach Thornton – Chicago Fire
  • 1997: Brad Friedel – Columbus Crew
  • 1996: Mark Dodd – Dallas Burn
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