SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Jeff Attinella has been nominated for MLS Save of the Week!
Attinella is up for the award for his great save on Obafemi Martins’ point-blank attempt in the 72nd of RSL’s 4-0 loss at Seattle. His big stop is up against a penalty kick save from San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch along with three stops from defenders. Houston Dynamo left back Corey Ashe slid full stretch to clear a Kamani Hill shot off the goal line, while FC Dallas center back Matt Hedges used his head to deny Steven Lenhart and the New England Revolution's A.J. Soares got back in time to stop Marco Di Vaio.
This is the third time Attinella has been nominated for MLS Save of the Week this year. The Florida native took home the award for week 11 for his double save on Colorado’s Kamani Hill and Dillon Serna in RSL’s 2-1 win over the Rapids.
RSL has three Save of the Week wins this season, with regular goalkeeper Nick Rimando taking home the honor in both of the first two weeks of the year along with Attinella in week 11.
Voting for Save of the Week runs until 12:59 a.m. MT on Friday morning. Click here to vote for Jeff!