Some weeks in the USL Championship, goalkeepers are tested by long-range strikes. In Week 12 it was the shot-stoppers’ reflexes that were called on to keep their sides in games on some prime opposition chances. We’ve picked out five of the best, now you get to decide which one will get the honor of being the Championship Fans’ Choice Save of the Week.
Voting runs through Friday, July 16 at 12 p.m. ET.
Alex Tambakis (NM) - #NMvCOS, 7/9/21: Alex Tambakis kept the game level midway through the second half with a full-stretch save that kept out a strong header to the left corner by Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC’s Michee Ngalina.
Rocco Rios Novo (ATL) - #ATLvIND, 7/7/21: The young Argentine standout made a crucial double-save to preserve a point for Atlanta against Indy Eleven, keeping out an initial shot by Nicky Law and then showing bravery to smother the rebound.
Kyle Morton (MEM) - #BHMvMEM, 7/10/21: The Championship’s Player of the Week capped his eight-save performance against Birmingham Legion FC with an outstanding tipped denial to keep out JJ Williams’ header in second-half stoppage time.
Kendall McIntosh (SKC) - #ATLvSKC, 7/10/21: SKC II's Kendall McIntosh only had to make two saves against Atlanta United 2 on Saturday night, but this one to keep out a header by Daniel Sebhatu ensured the visitors walked away with a shutout and all three points.
Tyler Deric (RGV) - #ATXvRGV, 7/7/21: The veteran moved across his goal well to make a diving save on Austin’s Alassane Ates Diouf at Bold Stadium off a well-delivered back-post corner kick from the right.