Utah (PRWEB) February 13, 2013
RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando has won the 2012 MLS Save of the Year. En route to the well-deserved award, he beat Vancouver goalkeeper Joe Cannon and even himself — twice. Rimando's award-winning save — a reflex save against Sporting KC's Kei Kamara — marks the end of a quality season for the goalkeeper. Despite holding three of the four final contenders and generally impressing through the year, he didn't even hit fourth in goalkeeper of the year tallies. Some will dispute Nick Rimando’s win, pointing to Rimando's diminutive stature as the cause of such spectacular saves, but it's worth remembering that his height (or, if you will, ability to jump) wasn't involved in the save of the year — it was pure reflex and an understanding of where his body is at all times.