Knighton Wins Save of the Week

Philadelphia 'keeper takes home award for save on Landon Donovan

Goalkeeper Brad Knighton posted a 1.10 GAA in seven starts last season.

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Philadelphia Union 'keeper Brad Knighton has won NAPA Save of the Week for Matchday 28, thanks to his save on LA Galaxy captain Landon Donovan. It is Knighton's first Save of the Week honor this year.

A long ball off a header by Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez played Donovan in behind the Union backline in the 78th minute, resulting in a one-on-one with Knighton. But the Philadelphia 'keeper was equal to the task of stopping last year's MVP, and Knighton came to the edge of his area to get his right hand to the low shot. The save kept the Galaxy from doubling their 1-0 lead, though the Union would eventually fall by that scoreline despite Knighton's heroics.

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Knighton took home the award with 36 percent of the vote. Chicago Fire defender Bratislav Ristic's goal line clearance against the Columbus Crew came in second with 29 percent.

NAPA Save of the Week Winners

Week 28: Brad Knighton, Philadelphia Union

Week 27: Bouna Coundoul, New York Red Bulls

Week 26: Kasey Keller, Seattle Sounders

Week 25: Kasey Keller, Seattle Sounders

Week 24: Kasey Keller, Seattle Sounders

Week 23: Kasey Keller, Seattle Sounders

Week 22: Jimmy Nielsen, Kansas City Wizards

Week 21: Jimmy Nielsen, Kansas City Wizards

Week 20: Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake

Week 19: Sean Johnson, Chicago Fire

Week 18: Sean Johnson, Chicago Fire

Week 17: Kasey Keller, Seattle Sounders FC

Week 16: Jimmy Nielsen, Kansas City Wizards

Week 15: Stefan Frei, Toronto FC

Week 14: Jimmy Nielsen, Kansas City Wizards

Week 13: Jimmy Nielsen, Kansas City Wizards

Week 12: Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake

Week 11: Chris Seitz, Philadelphia Union

Week 10: Donovan Ricketts, LA Galaxy

Week 9: Jimmy Nielsen, Kansas City Wizards

Week 8: Gino Padula, Columbus Crew

Week 7: Kevin Hartman, FC Dallas

Week 6: Joe Cannon, San Jose Earthquakes

Week 5: Andrew Dykstra, Chicago Fire