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Luis Robles up for MLS Save of Week 16

One of the lone bright spots this week is our keeper being nominated for Save of the Week, but he won't win of course.

One of the players who has been consistent all season for the New York Red Bulls is Luis Robles. He's been asked to bail out this team multiple times, and lately it has all been for naught. However, that doesn't mean his efforts go completely unnoticed. His diving stop of the Vancouver Whitecaps' Christian Techera in the second half of Saturday's match has been nominated as a Save of the Week candidate for Week 16.

Of course, we all know that it doesn't matter, because even if every Red Bull fan votes for him, it won't be enough. He's been nominated a few times this year and hasn't gotten enough votes.

David Ousted of Vancover will be a top candidate because saving a PK is always seen as a sexy save, even when the shot wasn't exactly hard to stop.

Somehow Tyler Deric of the Houston Dynamo is looking for his fourth award on the year while Real Salt Lake's (and USMNT fan favorite) Nick Rimando is looking for #3. We all know people like multiple award winners, especially popular ones.

Orlando City SC's Tally Hall will also be ranked above Robles because he's from Orlando and expansion teams are always better than teams who have been around.

It won't mean much, and we know it won't happen, but vote for Luis Robles. Maybe some day a Red Bull will win a popularity contest, even though they deserve to win on their skills.