Save of the Year: Sutton, Tainio

Teemu Tainio and Greg Sutton have been nominated for MLSsoccer.com's Save of the Year

Goalkeeper Greg Sutton, currently on loan to the Montreal Impact, and defender Teemu Tainio have been nominated in MLSsoccer.com's Save of the Year competition.

Sutton's save, a diving one-handed redirect on New England's Kenny Mansally, will look to edge out Portland's Jake Gleeson, Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando and Seattle's Kasey Keller.

At the same time, Tainio's bicycle kick save on Portland's Kenny Cooper makes him the only defender in Groups E & F. He will look to advance to the next stage past Donovan Ricketts (Los Angeles), Milos Kocic (Toronto FC) and Seattle's Kasey Keller.

Vote for Sutton and Tainio now through Nov. 4. The Save of the Year winner will be announced on Nov. 16.

 

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WATCH: Group F

 

 

Here's the timeline breakdown:

  • The First Round (voting Nov 1-5) will consist of the 32 winners of the Save of the Week in 2011, placed in eight groups of four. The top two in each group, as determined by an online vote, will advance to the Round of 16.
  • The Round of 16 (Nov 7-10) will consist of the 16 remaining saves, placed in four groups of four. The top vote-getter in each group, as determined by an online vote, will advance to the Final Group.
  • The Final Group (Nov 11-14) will consist of the 4 remaining saves, placed in a group. The MLS Save of the Year winner will be determined by an online vote.

Click HERE to see the MLS Save of the Week winners for 2011.

Schedule: Groups A & B (Nov 1-2), Groups C & D (Nov 2-3), Groups E & F (Nov 3-4), Groups G & H (Nov 4-5)