SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Joe Willis

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Joe Willis

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Joe Willis

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D.C. United's rookie crop has turned in quite the season.

This past weekend it was goalkeeper Joe Willis' turn to answer the call, as he stepped in for the suspended Bill Hamid and delivered some top-notch saves against the Vancouver Whitecaps en route to a clean sheet in his MLS debut and earned SBI MLS Rookie of the Week honors. Willis, a third-round pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, came up big with a save on a Camilo free kick and also robbed Eric Hassli by reading a cross to perfection to keep the Whitecaps off the scoreboard.

Willis joins fellow D.C. rookies Perry Kitchen, Ethan White and Blake Brettschneider as players who have captured the award, and he beat out the likes of Portland's Darlington Nagbe and Columbus' Justin Meram to take the weekly honors.

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