Ricketts claims goalkeeping honors for second time
[MLS AWARDS] Portland's Donovan Ricketts, who set MLS career highs in shutouts (14), saves (92) and minutes played (2,880),
was named the 2013 Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year. He also won the award in 2010 with the LA Galaxy and became just the fourth keeper to win the award a second time.
Big saves from
Ricketts turned losses into ties or ties into wins as the Timbers lost just five matches, tying the MLS record for fewest losses in a 34-game regular season. Ricketts also ranked among league leaders
in wins (13) and goals-against average (0.97).
Ricketts beat out Real Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando, Sporting Kansas City’s Jimmy Nielsen and New York's Luis Robles for the 2013 award.
Previous double recipients are Zach Thornton (1998, 2009), Pat Onstad (2003, 2005) and Joe Cannon (2002, 2004).
Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year Winners:
2013: Donovan Ricketts – Portland Timbers
2012: Jimmy Nielsen – Sporting Kansas
2011: Kasey Keller – Seattle Sounders FC
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
Onstad – San Jose Earthquakes
2002: Joe Cannon – San Jose Earthquakes
2001: Tim Howard – MetroStars
2000: Tony Meola – Kansas City Wizards
Hartman – Los Angeles Galaxy
1998: Zach Thornton – Chicago Fire
1997: Brad Friedel – Columbus Crew
1996: Mark Dodd – Dallas Burn
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