[MLS AWARDS]Nick Rimando's selection as the winner of the MLS Save of the Year was all but a forgone conclusion. The Real Salt Lake goalkeeper finished with three of the top four saves of the year.
On April 14, Rimando kept RSL in the game against Sporting Kansas City. Forward Kei Kamara tried to head home a corner kick but got turned away as an off-balance Rimando dived to his left to get his fingertips on the ball.
Rimando's stops against Los Angeles and New England finished third and fourth in the final voting. Joe Cannon's save for Vancouver against D.C. United took second place.
MLS Save of the Year Winners
2012: Nick Rimando -- Real Salt Lake vs. Sporting Kansas City – April 14, 2012
2011: Kasey Keller -- Seattle Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes – October 15, 2011
2010: Kasey Keller -- Seattle Sounders FC vs. Kansas City Wizards – April 17, 2010
2009: Pat Onstad -- Houston Dynamo vs. Colorado Rapids – April 20, 2009