Carlos Coronel Standing Tall in Goal


Goalkeeper Carlos Coronel earned his tenth shutout of the season and his sixth at Red Bull Arena. He has recorded a shutout in two-straight matches. 

"We have Carlos in our goal, and we know that he's always ready," Head Coach Gerhard Struber said. "I think this makes him so strong at the moment that he can bring a big focus, and also when he's not always directly involved in the game, he's nevertheless with his sense, very concentrated in the game, and yeah, in the last second, he show us one more time how he can save balls."

The Brazilian goalkeeper passed Jonny Walker and moved into sole possession of sixth place in franchise history for shutouts. 

Coronel and the backline have held opponents to just two goals during the club's six-match unbeaten streak.

"I can start with the backline, they have been great, and they are the foundation of everything we do the backline and Carlos [Coronel]," Sean Davis said. "They have been solid dealing with big players during this stretch and they really set the tone for us, so they were great and you know just a big performance from everyone tonight and I am really proud how we handled this game, it could have been really tricky and it was at times for sure, but I think you saw a mature professional performance and we spoke a lot about getting back to our ways at home and winning at home and the crowd was amazing tonight."

Coronel became the fourth goalkeeper in MLS this season to reach double-digit shutouts and currently ranks tied for third in MLS. 

Coronel’s six shutouts at home is tied for the fourth-most in MLS this year. 

"He has always been there for us this season and he has been great," Davis said. "It was a huge relief, I think for everyone you could see the team camaraderie, when he made that save and when we celebrated at the end of the game."