We're running out of ways to say it. Tyler Deric is up for ANOTHER MLS Save of the Week Award, which we have decided to go ahead and rename the "Tyler Deric Save of the Week Award." He's been nominated all 7 weeks of the regular season so far...and we're pretty sure his domination isn't stopping anytime soon. We're celebrating by introducing Tyler Deric's Save Section for April 25th vs Sporting KC: $20 for 100 level endline seats + the first 100 people to buy get into an exclusive post-game meet & greet with the Save of the Week King himself. Get your tickets HERE.
Read on below for more info on the Save of the Week nominees: (via MLSSoccer.com)
Week 7 of the Major League Soccer season saw spectacular goals aplenty. But it also had a great set of saves to choose from for the MLS Save of the Week title, including full-stretch dives, close-range reactions and game-saving plays at key moments.
Two goalkeepers nominated this week had to deal with tricky deflections, but the Colorado Rapids' Clint Irwin adjusted to his left to stop a Marco Pappa shot, while New York City FC's Josh Saunders sawZach Pfeffer's shot through severe penalty-area traffic and got his left hand up to palm it away.
Staying on the East Coast, the San Jose Earthquakes' David Binghamdid well to rip a Dax McCarty header over the crossbar at Red Bull Arena, while the Houston Dynamo's Tyler Deric had to use every inch of his reach to deny D.C. United's Michael Farfan from outside the penalty area en route to a 1-1 road tie.
Vote HERE for the best save! The winner will be announced on Friday.
Voting runs until 11:59 pm PT on Thursday. For complete coverage of the MLS Save of the Week – including an archive of all of this season’s nominees and winners – click here.
DaMarcus Beasley was named to MLS Team of the Week (Week 7) after a dominant performance against DC United. Read below for more from MLSSoccer.com & find out who else made the team:
GK: Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders) - Was huge all night as he was under constant fire and was forced into eight saves in the Sounders' 3-1 win.
D: Pa Modou Kah (Vancouver Whitecaps FC) – Kendall Waston “looks” better, but Kah's stats were stronger Saturday night. Passed cleanly, made a number of important defensive plays and committed not a single foul as Vancouver posted a clean sheet at the RioT.
D: DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo) – The veteran left back was good defensively and added a lot to the attack as well. D.C. United didn’t have many clear looks on goal – their only tally came off a free kick - and Beasley’s speed and positioning was a big part of that as theDynamo left RFK with a point.
M: Teal Bunbury (New England Revolution) – Subbed on in the second half and changed the dynamic of the game. His movement on the right side helped pin Raymon Gaddis back, and Bunbury schooled him on the first goal with a slick nutmeg. His pass to Charlie Davies was also pinpoint. Bunbury's goal — the match-winner — was a product of a heart-busting run to get into the box and a smooth finish.
M: Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers) – Played a big role in the deflected game-winner and was the Timbers' driving force during their best moments. Passed accurately (including four chances created), picked good spots to attack on the dribble and covered acres of ground.
M: Lamar Neagle (Seattle Sounders) – Twice gave the visiting Sounders the lead, once on a fantastic shot and a second time on an opportunistic goal that he did not give up on as they went on to finish off the Rapids, 3-1.
F: Kei Kamara (Columbus Crew SC) – Provided a sublime finish on his goal and wreaked havoc up front for Crew SC all night.
Coach: Jay Heaps (New England Revolution) – Made the right subs in the second half to take his team from a loss to a win on the road.
Bench: Adam Kwarasey (Portland Timbers), Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Zach Pfeffer(Philadelphia Union), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls), Russell Teibert (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC), Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders)
Watch highlights + hear from Randy Waldrum, Jessica McDonald & Allysha Chapman after a 1-1 draw against Sky Blue FC in their 1st road trip of the season.
Courtesy of Dynamo radio partners Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM and ESPN 97.5 FM, enjoy the interviews below. Dynamo All-Access airs weekly (usually Wednesday or Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. CT on 1560 AM. The show's call-in number is 713-439-1560. Soccer Matters airs weekly (usually Monday or Tuesday) on ESPN 97.5 FM. The show's call-in number is 713-780-3776.
This week featured interviews with Dynamo forward Giles Barnes, midfielder Rob Lovejoy, head coach Owen Coyle, general manager Matt Jordan, Houston Dash head coach Randy Waldrum and Washington Post soccer reporter Steven Goff.
Hear from Owen Coyle, Giles Barnes & Jermaine Taylor as the team gets ready to face an old Eastern Conference opponent in D.C.
Steph sits down with Rob Lovejoy to talk about his newfound stardom after his 1st professional goal, what he likes to do in his free time & his celebrity doppleganger - seriously. It's spooky.
Hear from Randy Waldrum, Melissa Henderson & Niki Cross as the team gets ready for their 1st match on the road against Sky Blue FC in New Jersey.
Kofi Sarkodie gets behind the lens & goes sightseeing on a day off in Seattle with Raul Rodriguez with special cameo appearances from Alex Lopez, Luis Garrido & a few lucky Seattle-ites.
Dash head coach Randy Waldrum was mic'd up for Opening Night & the Dash's 1st victory of the season. Hear his pre-game speech, thoughts from the bench & more!