Naeher wins Goalkeeper of the Year award
[AWARDS] The Boston Breakers finished eighth out of nine teams with the worst defense (53 goals allowed in 24 games) in the NWSL, but that didn't prevent
goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher from being named the Goalkeeper of the Year for the 2014 season.
Naeher started all 24 games this season and led the NWSL
in goalkeeper minutes with 2,115. Her 106 saves were 30 more than her closest competitor, Karina LeBlanc of the Chicago Red Stars. The best game of the season
came when she made 10 saves in a 2-0 win over the defending champion Portland Thorns FC on Aug. 10. It was one of three shutouts during the season.
The former Penn State star played two
seasons for the Breakers in WPS and then moved to Germany, where she played for Turbine Potsdam before returning to the Breakers after the 2012-13 Frauen-Bundesliga season ended. Naeher won the Golden
Glove as the top keeper at the 2008 Under-20 Women's World Cup for the champion USA. She was most recently a late call-up for the U.S. women's national team's friendly against Switzerland but was an
unused substitute. She has yet to make her debut with the senior national team.
Seattle goalkeeper Hope Solo, who played in goal against the Swiss,
was second in voting for the Goalkeeper of the Year, while Washington's Ashlyn Harris finished third.
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