The final weekend of July produced another collection of outstanding saves from the USL Championship’s goalkeepers, including one that was part of a landmark performance by one of the league’s veteran standouts. That’s among the five saves that have been selected for the USL Championship Fans’ Choice Save of the Week presented by Select, now you get to choose which one will take the honor.
Voting runs through Friday, August 5 at 12 p.m. ET.
Jeff Caldwell (COS) - #PHXvCOS, 7/30/22: Caldwell made a spectacular one-handed save to tip a header by Phoenix Rising FC’s Joe Farrell over the crossbar after it bounded off the turf inside the six-yard area at Wild Horse Pass.
Colin Shutler (OC) - #OCvSD, 7/30/22: Shutler made a good initial save on a shot from the right side by San Diego Loyal SC’s Thomas Amang and then recovered well to tip a potential rebound away from the advancing Evan Conway at Championship Soccer Stadium.
Matt VanOekel (BHM) - #HFDvBHM, 7/30/22: The veteran passed 300 regular-season saves in the Championship for his career in a six-save shutout at Hartford Athletic which included this brilliant low stop to deny Danny Barrera’s shot to the right corner at Trinity Health Stadium.
Justin Garces (ATL) - #ATLvLV, 7/30/22: Garces went at full stretch to make an excellent one-handed save on a curling shot from the top of the penalty area by Las Vegas Lights FC’s Christian Torres toward the bottom-right corner at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
Austin Wormell (TUL) - #PITvTUL, 7/30/22: The Tulsa native pulled off an outstanding denial after Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC’s Dane Kelly cut back onto his left foot in the right side of the penalty area and curled an effort toward the top-left corner that Wormell turned away at Highmark Stadium.