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USL Championship Fans’ Choice Save of the Week – Week 21

By Staff, 08/01/23, 4:00PM EDT


Quick-thinking reaction saves and a brilliant penalty stop feature this week, who gets your vote?

In one of the busiest weeks of the USL Championship season so far, the league’s goalkeepers were kept seriously busy and for their part produced some spectacular denials to help their sides to success. Here are the saves we’ve selected as nominees for the USL Championship Fans’ Choice Save of the Week, and it’s up to you to vote for the winner here on the web, on the league social media feeds, and in the USL App.

Voting runs through Friday, August 4 at 12 p.m. ET.

USL Championship Fans’ Choice Save of the Week – Week 21

Paul Blanchette (OAK) - #OAKvLV, 7/26/23: The Championship’s saves leader made an incredible recovery and one-handed save to keep out an audacious effort from 55 yards by Las Vegas Lights FC’s Andrew Carleton in a three-save shutout.

Adrian Zendejas (MIA) - #LDNvMIA, 7/29/23: Zendejas’ outstanding run of form continued as he made a brilliant one-handed save to keep out a curling finish to the top-right corner by Loudoun’s Kalil ElMedkhar to preserve victory for the visitors at Segra Field.

Joe Rice (HFD) - #SAvHFD, 7/29/23: Rice had a busy night at Toyota Field that included this excellent stop at full stretch to his left to keep out a long-range strike from San Antonio’s Jorge Hernandez.

Rocco Rios Novo (PHX) - #MBvPHX, 7/29/23: The 21-year-old produced a six-save shutout to lead Phoenix to victory in Monterey Bay that included a clutch penalty kick denial of MBFC’s Sam Gleadle early in the second half.

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