domenica 1 aprile 2012

Young keepers

Excellent goalkeeping made the difference in the early-season for some teams. Who were the best keepers during the first three weeks of the season, veterans aside? Austrian goalkeeper Michael Gspurning had the hard task to replace veteran Kasey Keller but he showed to be a guy with a lot of skills. Be a new keeper in this league is tough but Sounders' keeper recorded his first clean sheet in the Sounders' 2-0 win over Houston. Philadelphia Union keeper Zac McMath hasn't added up to victories in the first weeks but he showed well and he performed at high level into the starter's spot after veteran Faryd Mondragon departed. The Whitecaps have a former Union player on their roster in goalkeeper Brad Knighton and it was a nice addition. In Chicago there is a probable controversy between Sean Johnson and Inter Milan youth product Paolo Tornaghi. Johnson was the starting goalkeeper heading into this season, but during his stint with the U-23 national team, Tornaghi performed well and he could push Johnson back to the bench. New York Red Bulls rookie Ryan Meara was one of mostly untested MLS goalkeepers but he will be tested a lot this season. third-string ’keeper Chris Konopka. Bill Hamid is a rising star. The young DC United's goalkeeper had 29 starts last season with 7 shutouts and is once again he proved right now to be one of the best young goalkeeper in MLS.

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