Ream's last-gasp effort for New York wins Save of the Week

Defender preserves tie against LA, easily tops weekly voting

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Sometimes a team simply has to lean on its defenders to save the day.

New York Red Bulls star Tim Ream did just that against the LA Galaxy
last Saturday night, narrowly sweeping a Landon Donovan shot off the
goal line and earning the Save of the Week for Week 8 in the process.

Ream’s dramatic 43rd-minute clearance was the runaway winner in the
voting this week, earning roughly 58 percent of the vote. It also kept
the Galaxy safely at the doorstep when the hosts seemed to be banging
down the door at The Home Depot Center, and helped New York hang on for a
crucial 1-1 draw on the road.

D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid’s  save on a header from Seattle’s
Álvaro Fernández in the 73rd minute of DC’s 2-1 win over Seattle last
Wednesday earned 16.6 percent of the vote to finish second.

WATCH: Ream saves the day on the goal line

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Final Voting Results

1. Tim Ream, New York 58%

2. Bill Hamid, D.C. United 16.6%

3. Kevin Hartman, FC Dallas 11%

4. Kasey Keller, Seattle 9.5%

5. Bouna Coundoul, New York 4.9%