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New York Red Bulls' Luis Robles finalist for MLS Goalkeeper of the Year

Maybe he'll finally win an award he deserves.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Luis Robles is one of four goalkeepers in 2015 to have played every single minute during the MLS regular season. Out of that four, he is one of two nominated for MLS Goalkeeper of the Year. He fellow nominees are David Ousted (of Vancouver Whitecaps FC), and  Bill Hamid (of D.C. United). The winner of the award will be announced on November 19th.

Case For Luis Robles

His stats don't make him the best keeper in the group. It's the intangibles that should make him the Keeper of the Year. Countless times during the year, Robles would come up with big time saves to keep the Red Bulls in the game. Even in games like a 4-2 loss to Orlando City SC, his efforts kept the Red Bulls in until late in the game. He is also one of the main reasons the team won 18 games in 2015 and managed their best overall point total for a regular season. Also throw in the fact that the Red Bulls won the Supporters' Shield, and it makes Robles the best option out of the three.

Case Against Luis Robles

His stats aren't the best. He's actually the worst out of the three nominees in terms of Goals allowed per game.

Ousted - 1.05 Goals/Game (34 games)

Hamid - 1.16 Goals/Game (25 games)

Robles - 1.26 Goals/Game (34 games)

Ousted has 13 shutouts to Robles' 9.


Of course, none of this matter, especially to a homer. Robles has been criminally ignored the last few years, and should win this award running away.