Sutton's acrobatics garner MLS Save of the Week honors
New York’s Greg Sutton took home the MLS Save of the Week for Week 13
after his denial of Kenny Mansally’s left-footed curler helped the Red
Bulls defeat the Revolution, 2-1.
Mansally’s one-timed strike from 25 yards out seemed destined to
equalize in the 59th minute, but Sutton’s acrobatic deflection kept the
Red Bulls in front. Ranging to his right, Sutton dove with a
full-extension and got a piece of the ball with his right hand, just
managing to send it wide of the net.
Sutton, who also turned away a Shalrie Joseph penalty kick in the 33rd
minute, tallied a shade less than 40 percent of the votes to win by a
comfortable margin. He easily edged out runner-up Matt Pickens of
Colorado, who kept out a half-volley from Portland’s Kenny Cooper in a
1-0 Rapids victory.
WATCH: Sutton rejects Mansally drive
1. Greg Sutton, New York 39.6%
2. Matt Pickens, Colorado 22.4%
3. William Hesmer, Columbus 21.9%
4. Dan Kennedy, Chivas 10.5%
5. Jimmy Nielsen, Sporting Kansas City 5.6%