Luis Robles was nominated for the MLS Keeper of the Year award along with Bill Hamid of D.C. United and David Ousted of the Vancouver Whitecaps. Today it has been announced that Robles has won the award. In doing so, he won the majority of votes from the three groups of voters: MLS club management, media, and MLS players.
Robles is only the second ever keeper in New York Red Bulls/MetroStars history to win the end of year award. The previous winner was Tim Howard who received the award in 2001.
Robles led New York to a team high 18 wins. He also recorded a total of 86 saves in route to nine shutouts and a 1.26 goals against average. He also played every possible minute in MLS as well as in the team's US Open Cup matches this year.
His latest accomplishment is shutting out D.C. United in both legs of the Eastern Conference Semifinals and he'll man the posts in the Eastern Conference Final that starts Sunday.