The 2021 USL Championship Playoffs, presented by TwinSpires, gave us an array of outstanding goalkeeping performances and big saves, including those by Orange County SC’s Patrick Rakovsky as he helped his side claim its first league title on Sunday night. We’ve picked five of the best saves from the postseason, now you get to decide which one will get the honor of being the Championship Fans’ Choice Save of the Playoffs.
Voting runs through Friday, December 3 at 12 p.m. ET.
Evan Louro (TBR) - #TBRvLOU, 11/20/21: The Championship’s Goalkeeper of the Year produced an outstanding one-handed save late in extra time to deny Louisville City FC’s Oscar Jimenez an equalizer and earn the Rowdies a second consecutive Eastern Conference title at Al Lang Stadium.
Patrick Rakovsky (OC) - #TBRvOC, 11/28/21: The German shot-stopper came up with a six-save performance in the Championship Final, with his early penalty kick stop to deny Tampa Bay’s Sebastian Guenzatti and keep the game scoreless early maybe the biggest of them all.
Jordan Farr (SA) - #OCvSA, 11/20/21: Farr produced a pair of big saves to first deny Orange County SC’s Michael Orozco’s low initial shot before recovering to tip away Sean Okoli’s redirection near the top of the six-yard area in a goalmouth scramble in the Western Conference Final.
Austin Wormell (TUL) - #TBRvTUL, 11/6/21: The Tulsa native showed off outstanding reflexes with a low, one-handed save on a first-time finish by Tampa Bay’s Steevan Dos Santos to turn the ball over the crossbar in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Chris Hubbard (LOU) - #TBRvLOU, 11/20/21: Hubbard got down quickly to his left to make a fingertip save on a low shot to the right corner by Tampa Bay’s Leo Fernandes in the second period of extra time of the Eastern Conference Final, keeping LouCity within a goal at Al Lang Stadium.