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Keller wins MLS player of week award

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on March 30, 2009 at 4:29 pm with No Comments »
March 30, 2009 4:29 pm

Two games, two wins, two shutouts, two sellouts … and now two players of the week.

After Fredy Montero won the MLS’s first player of the week award for his play in the win over New York, Sounders keeper Kasey Keller won it this week for his play in the win over Salt Lake.

Here’s the Sounders’ release:

Goalkeeper Kasey Keller turned in another clean sheet in Week 2, making five saves, including a stop at the feet of RSL striker Yura Movsisyan in the 49th minute to preserve a 1-0 lead. His performance earned him MLS Player of the Week. Keller becomes just the third keeper in MLS history and the first since 1996 to post shutouts in his first two starts. He joins Mark Dodd of Dallas and Tom Liner of San Jose who both did so in 1996.

Keller has yet to allow a goal in five games played in Seattle during his professional career. Prior to this season his only previous Seattle appearances were as keeper for the U.S. National Team and all were shutout victories: Honduras (4-0, Safeco Field, 2002), Venezuela (2-0, Seahawks Stadium, 2003) and Canada (2-0, Qwest Field, 2005).

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