DeLaGarza, Donovan combine to earn Save of the Week
A.J. DeLaGarza and Landon Donovan's effort to deny the New England
Revolution a late equalizer in a 1-0 road win at Gillette Stadium earned
top honors for the MLS Save of the Week for week 11.
The Revs looked destined to score in stoppage time before the Galaxy's
DeLaGarza's turned away a half-volleyed strike from 12 yards out by New
England forward Zack Schilawski. The ball ricocheted out, but found its
way back into the box where Schilawski again had a chance to equalize
but sent the ball off the crossbar.
Shalrie Joseph looked ready to tally for the Revolution when he headed
the rebound toward net, but the quick reactions of Donovan cleared the
ball off the line and out of LA's box.
This marks the first time that the Save of the Week was awarded to two
players. The Galaxy duo garnered 36.9 percent of the vote, narrowly
edging Faryd Mondragón of Philadelphia (33.4 percent), who rejected
a strike off the foot of Maicon Santos in a 6-2 win over Toronto.
Watch: DeLaGarza, Donovan save the day
1. A.J. DeLaGarza/Landon Donovan, LA 36.9%
2. Faryd Mondragón, Philadelphia, 33.43%
3. William Hesmer, Columbus, 13.08%
4. Tally Hall, Houston 9.38%
5. Ante Jazic, Chivas USA 7.21%
MLS Save of the Week winners
Week 1: Nick Rimando, RSL (watch here)
Week 2: Jake Gleeson, POR (watch here)
Week 3: Kasey Keller, SEA (watch here)
Week 4: Kasey Keller, SEA (watch here)
Week 5: Jake Gleeson, POR (watch here)
Week 6: Donovan Ricketts, LA (watch here)
Week 7: Bobby Shuttleworth, NE (watch here)
Week 8: Tim Ream, NY (watch here)
Week 9: Stefan Frei, TOR (watch here)
Week 10: Troy Perkins, POR (watch here)