Crew's Gaven wins Save of the Week

Crew's Gaven wins Save of the Week

MLS- Columbus Crew

Crew's Gaven wins Save of the Week

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This is one award that Eddie Gaven probably hopes he never has to win again.

Forced into goal in the 85th minute with the Columbus Crew out of substitutes and starting keeper Will Hesmer injured with a fracture shoulder, Gaven denied Philadelphia's Shea Salinas over the weekend and won the final MLS Save of the Week award of the season.

Gaven became the second field player to win the award in as many weeks, after the Union's Fred took home the honor last week.

Here's video of Gaven's stop along with the rest of the week's nominees:


What did you think of Gaven's play in goal? Think anybody else's save (i.e. Kevin Guppy's stuff of Arturo Alvarez or Dario Sala's last-second stop of Edson Buddle's header) was more deserving of the honor?

Share your thoughts below.

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