MLS “Awards” – Goalkeeper of the Year


There are no real stats to judge primarily defensive players. No goals, no assists, no saves to emplify how important these stoic rocks are to a team’s wins and loses.  These –mostly– silent men are the bedrocks of their teams foundations.

How the Panel Voted:

Stefan Frei

Chris Ballard
Around The League Extra
Faryd Mondragon

Abram Chamberlain
Viva La Futbol
Kasey Keller

Jason Davis
Best Soccer Show
Kevin Hartman

Daniel Feuerstein
Major League Soccer Talk
Kasey Keller

Robert Jonas
Center Line Soccer
Faryd Mondragon

Alexi Lalas
ESPN Soccer Analyst
Dan Kennedy

Jeremiah Oshan
SB Nation Editor
Kasey Keller

Zac Wassink
Yahoo Sports Contributor

What the Panel Said:

Chris Ballard: Without [Stefan Frei] between the sticks, Toronto’s season would have gone from “really bad” to “embarrassing”. (-ed note: there’s always Champions League.)

Abram Chamberlain: It may not have been spectacular saves with [Faryd Mondragon], but he shored up a very leaky Philadelphia defense. If keepers were looked at for MVP, he would probably be an MVP candidate.

Jason Davis: Kasey Keller had a fantastic year in his final season.

Robert Jonas: Kasey Keller [is] still getting it done in his last professional season, the soon-to-be 42 year old is retiring in style as the best goalkeeper in MLS.

Zac Wassink: Kasey Keller. Yeah, kind of a sentimental pick. His stats might surpriseyou, though.

Coming Up….

Hottest Coaching Seat | Coach of the Year | Newcomer of the Year | Allocated Player of the Year | Defensive Player of the Year | Goalkeeper of the Year| Rookie of the Year | Biggest Sophomore Slump | Breakout Player | Designated Player of the Year| Least Valuable Player | Most Valuable Player | Team to Watch Next Year | Team Most Likely to Win MLS Cup


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