The 2020 USL Championship Playoffs had us regularly on the edge of our seats with seven games going to extra time and four to a penalty shootout before the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Phoenix Rising FC claimed silverware this postseason. We’ve picked out five of the best saves for you to decide which one will get the honor of bring the Championship Fans’ Choice Save of the Playoffs.
Voting runs through Monday, November 9 at 12 p.m. ET.
USL Championship Fans’ Choice Save of the Playoffs
Cody Mizell (NM) - #SAvNM, 10/10/20: United’s shot-stopper produced a crucial save late in the first half of New Mexico’s Western Conference Quarterfinal as he tipped a flicked header by San Antonio FC’s Jordan Perruzza over the crossbar to keep the game scoreless.
Kyle Morton (STL) - #HFDvSTL, 10/10/20: Morton made a handful of key saves in the first half of Saint Louis FC’s visit to Hartford Athletic and his reflex stop to save a close-range finish by Adrian Mesias was the best of the bunch as he tipped the effort off target.
Logan Ketterer (ELP) - #PHXvELP, 10/24/20: Ketterer spared the blushes of teammate Yuma, who inadvertently redirected a sweeping ball by Phoenix’s Jon Bakero from the right toward his own net, only for Ketterer to make a diving save to keep the game level in extra time.
Brandon Miller (CLT) - #CLTvCHS, 10/10/20: Miller helped keep his side in the game as he reacted perfectly to a chance by the Charleston Battery’s Stavros Zarokostas that he was able to parry wide of the right post.
Parfait Mandanda (HFD) - #HFDvSTL, 10/10/20: The Congolese veteran made a superb stop to turn away a powerfully-hit shot by Saint Louis FC’s Tyler Blackwood early in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal at Dillon Stadium.