Not long ago (like, within the last three to four weeks), this was a weekly post I actually looked forward to: The White Puma making an unreal save and getting theSave of the Week nomination
. After Saturday, it feels almost like an insult.
Was his acrobatic save on Seth Stammler's rocket a great save? Yes. Yes it was. But why in the world was he being forced to make it? It's as if the United States men's team gave the Wizards defenders a lessen in not closing down a midfielder looking for a shot outside the box.
What I'm saying is, I feel awfully strange seeing a save nominated like this when I know in my gut it's from a shot that should've never taken place. (Plus, should a 'keeper be rewarded in this regard knowing what Juan Pablo Angel did to him later in the same game?)
For what it's worth, he's actually in the lead as of this writing.