One of the USL Championship’s goalkeeping greats at facing penalty kicks was at it again in the past week, one of a collection of outstanding saves that included a shutout by the league’s Player of the Week in a crucial victory for his club’s playoff hopes. We’ve picked out five of the best 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 26 at 12 p.m. ET.
Koke Vegas (SD) - #ELPvSD, 8/20/22: The Spanish shot-stopper made a fingertip save to turn over a long-range shot by El Paso Locomotive FC’s Josue Aaron Gomez as part of a 3-1 victory for the visitors at Southwest University Park.
Abraham Romero (LV) - #LVvSAC, 8/20/22: Romero preserved victory in second-half stoppage time for Lights FC as he produced a brilliant reaction save on a first-time shot by Sacramento Republic FC’s Luis Felipe Fernandes in a 2-1 win for the hosts.
Vicente Reyes (ATL) - #LDNvATL, 8/20/22: The Chilean U-20 international made a one-handed save to keep out a penalty kick by Loudoun United FC’s Abdoul Zanne on a shot to the left corner of the net at Segra Field.
Jeff Caldwell (COS) - #SACvCOS, 8/17/22: Caldwell made the eighth penalty kick save of his career in the Championship to deny Sacramento Republic FC’s Rodrigo Lopez from the spot, tipping the shot onto the left post before the rebound was sent over the crossbar.
Austin Wormell (TUL) - #TULvIND, 8/20/22: The Championship’s Player of the Week made a brilliant save to keep out a close-range header by Indy Eleven’s Justin Ingram as part of a seven-save shutout in Tulsa’s 1-0 win at ONEOK Field.