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Luis Robles named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year

Photo by Danny Wild/USA Today Sports
Photo by Danny Wild/USA Today Sports

Ahead Sunday’s Eastern Conference final opening leg, Luis Robles has earned himself a bit of hardware.

MLS announced Thursday that the New York Red Bulls goalkeeper has been recognized as 2015 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year. Robles earned top voting percentages from clubs, media and players, besting Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted and D.C. United’s Bill Hamid, who finished second and third, respectively.

Robles led all MLS goalkeepers in wins, as the Red Bulls shot-stopper posted 18 victories as the team claimed its second Supporters’ Shield in three seasons. In addition, Robles registered nine shutouts, leading a new-look Red Bulls backline that allowed the fewest goals in the Eastern Conference.

The 31-year-old goalkeeper started every game of 2015, and has now made 106 consecutive regular season starts, becoming the first player to reach 100 straight appearances for the same club.

Robles and the New York Red Bulls take on the Columbus Crew on Sunday in the first game of the Eastern Conference finals.

What do you think of Robles’ award? Agree with the selection?

Share your thoughts below.


    • Hamid and Ousted are great, no doubt, but Hamid has a way of making routine saves appear sensational. Plus he’s prone to the occasional howler. I’ve never seen Robles make a terrible error. Plus, he’s directed a defense that was all over the place for much of the season — a defense that included Connor Lade! And Roy Miller, at one point!

    • Agree he’s been outstanding and would do well with the USMNT. At least GK is one position where the USMNT isn’t struggling so I kind of understand why he hasn’t received a call. Maybe in the January camp.


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