On May 24, RSL welcomed defending MLS Cup Champion Atlanta United to Rio Tinto Stadium and with the match deadlocked at a goal apiece through 90 minutes, Jefferson Savarino decided to make the match his own. In the 94th minute, Savarino took on two defenders some 25 yards from goal to create space for a shot near the top of the box. The Venezuelan playmaker successfully evaded those two defenders before sending a rocket of a shot into the far top corner of the net, delivering the full three points all the while sending the RSL faithful into pandemonium.
On August 24, RSL host the Colorado Rapids to decide who would take home the 2019 Rocky Mountain Cup and in the 27th minute, RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando’s spectacular double-save from close range to deny what looked to be a certain goal for Rapids helped usher RSL to the 2-0 victory and yet another RMC title. After a headed effort from a Rapid’s attacker forced a reaction save out of Rimando, the rebound bounced off of his own defender and while he was still at ground level, reached up to paw away the second effort. The save marked another on a long list of world-class saves put forth by Nick Rimando in his 13-year MLS career.
Voting ends on Wednesday, October 23 at 11:59 PM PT