Pedro Gallese made several key saves this past year. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)
Major League Soccer Thursday night announced that Orlando City SC goalkeeper Pedro Gallese won the MLS save of the year.
Gallese won for his save in Orlando’s match against Atlanta United on July 17.
In the 82nd minute, Gallese went into a full-body stretch, elevating to block a long-range shot that was curling into the top corner (WATCH HERE). Gallese recorded a career-high nine shutouts in 2022 as well as a shutout in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final that the Lions won, 3-0, over Sacramento Republic.
The MLS save of the year was determined by fan votes on MLSsoccer.com. The award was established in 2009.
A full list of previous MLS save of the year winners can be found below:
|All-Time MLS Save of the Year Winners|
|Season||Player – Team||Save|
|2022||Pedro Gallese – Orlando City SC||7/17/22 vs. Atlanta United, 82nd min|
|2021||Stefan Frei – Seattle Sounders FC||9/18/21 vs. Real Salt Lake, 57th min|
|2020||Eloy Room – Columbus Crew SC||11/4/20 vs. Orlando City SC, 30th min|
|2019||Nick Rimando – Real Salt Lake||8/24/19 vs. Colorado Rapids, 27th min|
|2018||Stefan Frei – Seattle Sounders FC||7/4/18 vs. Colorado Rapids, 82nd min|
|2017||Brad Guzan – Atlanta United||10/15/17 vs. New York Red Bulls, 65th min|
|2016||Joe Bendik – Orlando City SC||5/15/16 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 45th min|
|2015||Adam Kwarasey – Portland Timbers||8/15/15 vs. Real Salt Lake, 31st min|
|2014||Luis Robles – New York Red Bulls||9/20/14 vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 69th min|
|2013||Nick Rimando – Real Salt Lake||8/3/13 vs. Colorado Rapids, 53rd min|
|2012||Nick Rimando – Real Salt Lake||4/14/12 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 75th min|
|2011||Kasey Keller – Seattle Sounders FC||10/15/11 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 64th min|
|2010||Kasey Keller – Seattle Sounders FC||4/17/10 vs. Kansas City Wizards, 90th min|
|2009||Pat Onstad – Houston Dynamo||4/19/09 vs. Colorado Rapids, 83rd min|