MLS Awards: Goalkeeper of the Year

MLS Awards: Goalkeeper of the Year

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On October 18, 2007

Part four of our voting for the MLS awards. This time we look in the voting for the Goalkeeper of the Year award. I honestly see a two man race for this award but it could end up going to whoever wins this weekend between Chivas and Houston.

I think as a whole for the season my vote is going to Chivas USA’s Brad Guzan.

The biggest reason why the Goats have seen the success that they have seen this season is due to Guzan. He boast the league’s second best goals against average and has the most shutouts in the league. Also he is leading the charge for the Goats going into the post season. I’ve also had him tabbed for votes in the league MVP as well. I don’t think that Chivas would be nearly as good as they are this season if it weren’t for Guzan between the pipes.

After Guzan, its really a shortlist of keepers:

  • Pat Onstad, Houston Dynamo – the Canadian is leading the charge for the Orange to repeat in the MLS Cup this season. I think he could get lots of last minute votes with a win this weekend at Chivas. Best goals against average and second behind Guzan in shutouts.
  • Matt Reis, New England – Biggest reason why New England has stayed where they were this season. Lots of international callups hurt this club but Reis was solid as ever
  • Troy Perkins, DC United -  Doesn’t hurt that his club just repeated the Supporter’s Shield
  • Nick Rimando, RSL – Big time support for this guy, if his club had been better he would get more votes