How about some of these goalkeeping performances being turned in by Major League Soccer’s top shot-stoppers early on in the 2015 season?
First there was Tyler Deric who stood on his head — while blowing bubbles and juggling flaming batons — in Week 1. Then there’s the usual heroic acrobatics of Nick Rimando. On Sunday, it was LA Galaxy ‘keeper Jaime Penedo who turned in the latest match-winning performance in goal, as the Galaxy held the lethal Seattle Sounders attack scoreless en route to a much-needed 1-0 victory (RECAP).
For his contributions and overall outstanding, unbelievable and San Penedo-esque performance, Penedo is my pick for Week 6 Player of the Week.
Penedo made no fewer than five stunning saves, including a career-high 10 in total, of what would have been surefire Sounders goals. The first and second of which (as seen in the above video) were both Save of the Week-caliber stops that we’ve essentially come to expect week in and week out from the Panamanian ‘keeper.
MLS Players of the Week
Week 1: Tyler Deric, Houston Dynamo
Week 2: Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes
Week 3: Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls
Week 4: Kaka, Orlando City SC
Week 5: Harrison Shipp, Chicago Fire