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Keller wins Goalie of the Year
November 15th, 2011 4:28PM

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[MLS AWARDS] Retiring Seattle Sounders goalie Kasey Keller was voted the 2011 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year. He played in every minute of every game for the Sounders, who finished with the second-best record in MLS this season.
 
Keller, 41, won a league-high 18 games this season and led all starting goalkeepers in MLS in saves percentage (76 percent) while posting a 1.09 goals-against average and recording nine shutouts.
 
Keller ended a 20-year professional career that began in England and included stints in Germany and Spain before he finished up in Seattle, which he joined for its first MLS season in 2009.
 
Weighted Voting:
1. Kasey Keller (SEA) 73.97
2. Faryd Mondragon (PHI) 49.75
3. Kevin Hartman (DAL) 31.67
4. Nick Rimando (RSL) 30.43
5. Dan Kennedy (CHV) 19.04

MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Winners:
2011:  Kasey Keller, Seattle Sounders
2010:  Donovan Ricketts, LA Galaxy
2009:  Zach Thornton, Chivas USA
2008:  Jon Busch, Chicago Fire
2007:  Brad Guzan, Chivas USA
2006:  Troy Perkins, D.C. United
2005:  Pat Onstad, San Jose Earthquakes
2004:  Joe Cannon, Colorado Rapids
2003:  Pat Onstad, San Jose Earthquakes
2002:  Joe Cannon, San Jose Earthquakes
2001:  Tim Howard, MetroStars
2000:  Tony Meola, Kansas City Wizards
1999:  Kevin Hartman, Los Angeles Galaxy
1998:  Zach Thornton, Chicago Fire
1997:  Brad Friedel, Columbus Crew
1996:  Mark Dodd, Dallas Burn



0 comments
  1. Barry Thomas
    commented on: November 15, 2011 at 6:58 p.m.
    As a Galaxy fan and a long-time USMNT fan, I feel the Keller vote is very sentimental at best. Kasey did great things for the USMNT (who can forget his great game against Romario and Brazil?), and I understand that he's retiring and all. But better than the performances turned in by our reserve keeper Josh Saunders. With 28 starts in 34 matches, most of our 0.82 GAA goes onto his stats. Kasey's 1.09 GAA is very good, but Josh was The Man for us, especially during the play-offs.

  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: November 15, 2011 at 9:02 p.m.
    I agree with Barry 100%, indeed the Keller vote is nothing but a sentimental choice, and as a matter of fact when I read the headline my first thought was that sentimentality ruled the vote. Congratulations though, and now will we see you start your own club, be Sigi's GK coach, or be one of the USMNT GK coaches? Good Luck Mr. Keller, whatever the case you've done usvery proud indeed!


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